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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Forbidden Photos from Garden Fever

I have turned into such a perverse old lady. Nothing spurs me on (or pisses me off) more than being told I can't do something. I swear sometimes my personality has been taken over by a two-year old in the throes of a tantrum (Nigel would say that's nothing new, but then I make his dinner, so he better watch out). I saw in Peter The Outlaw Gardener's recent post about Garden Fever in Portland, that he was told he couldn't take photos of the nursery indoors. I had just visited the day before, and took loads. I even spoke with a worker who was rearranging things, I know he saw me taking photos, but he said nothing.

So, here are my forbidden photos of the indoors (and some of the outdoors) of Garden Fever, a neighborhood nursery in Portland.

A display of tender plants just inside the door

They had Bromeliads in bags

This one, and a second the same color, came home with me

There's always Tillandsias

Lovely head planter

Lots to love!

Will monograms ever go out of style?

A nice book display

I considered buying this as a gift for Kris Petersen of Late to the Garden Party, but a quick look inside told me there wasn't really any useful raccoon-proofing advice.

Fun, colorful tins

Agave scabra

Colorful pots

I've seen this Hershey's Kiss-shaped pot at Molbak's

I've been seeing a lot of these green speckled pots for sale in just about every nursery I've visited, but these are the best prices I've seen yet.

Aha! I've finally spied the outdoors, and it looks like it's well stocked with plants

This Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift' smelled wonderful!

Nice color and healthy form on a 'Color Guard' Yucca -- mine is still pretty spindly

Loved this frilly pansy

Why doesn't this popular plant ever get any cheaper?

I passed a display garden, mainly a large raised bed, on the way back to the car.

I love bottle borders, but this one isn't quite right to me. The bottles need to be sunk just a little lower, and they left the labels on, which seems rather tacky to me.

Lots of blooming Daffodils

Nodding Hellebores on top of a tall wall is a great idea

So pretty, and easy viewing

OK, tantrum over. Someone give me a lollipop.