But I made a note of the things I would come back later on my own to buy, such as one of these head planters. They had a couple of bright red ones when we were there, but when I came back, only a few days later, after my son had left to go back East, the red ones were nowhere to be found. I had to settle for green.
|I picked up one of these, and when I went back later through the same area, some salesperson had wrapped a scarf around the neck of the one remaining planter.|
|They had a great display of orchids, which I'm not tempted to buy. They're beautiful, but I unerringly kill them.|
Here are some obligatory orchid closeups.
Ah! The cactus and succulent table! That's what I was looking for. A couple more would be welcome, since they did so well over my winter of neglect.
|Love these roundish ones with their sharp spines that look almost like flowers if you squint|
|This big hairy one has a two-tone ombre kind of hairdo|
|Lots of little babies all crowded around the edge. This one reminds me a bit of my Euphorbia polygona, but I think it's a true cactus.|
|Kind of adorable!|
I had to take some pictures of their Tillandsia display, since this was where we found gifts for Diana when I was here with my son.
They had some interesting display ideas.
|Popular but impractical for watering|
|Funky! I have some bedsprings I could use, but I gave most of my Tillandsias away.|
|I love the idea of using driftwood, but these are hot-glued to the piece of wood, which is unappealing|
|A little terrarium duo (Diana is into terrariums)|
Off to explore more of the nursery!
|Gorgeous Rex Begonias are always tempting, but they don't stay gorgeous for long under my care|
|A lizard carrying a book? I might have been tempted if he had been a gecko|
|The story of my life|
|This little lamb reminds me of the sheep from Aardman Animations' Shaun the Sheep movie|
|This pitcher is beautiful and I would have bought it if I had a use for it. It would be perfect for In a Vase on Monday, but I don't do that meme.|
Aha! The sales tables!
|I'd like these in silver please.|
|Can't help wondering if I should go back for one of these (30% off of $69.00). I just don't know what I'd do with it. It's not practical for planting.|
|How about a change purse shaped like an Echeveria?|
So, besides the green head planter, are you wondering what else I brought home?
These two cacti appealed to me, especially since I thought they'd be perfect for these two little footed containers that I brought back from Disney World way back in April. The containers evoke EPCOT's Spaceship Earth, and are actually mugs, so they have no drainage. But given how I neglect plants, they'll probably work out perfectly.
|This ruffled Echeveria with its pink edge came home|
|And this oddly colored Echeveria -- gray, blue, tones of rose?|
|I need the reminders|
When I told Nigel I had bought a couple of plants, he said, "Ah. You're back."
Maybe not completely, but I'm finding my way.