Now this is something I have been contemplating purchasing for quite some time. I love the blue green colour of chamaerops humilis cerifera. I can see it all potted up in a beautiful terra cotta... Remember my dreams of a mediterranean overhaul?! Do you ever notice how when you've been thinking about buying something you somehow pre-condition yourself to spending the money?!
I found myself saying similar things of pretty much all the plants... "oh I want that!"
It's nothing new that I have a thing for tree ferns. I think its all in the drama.
These Dicksonia Antarctica had me stopped dead in my tracks... and only $30! I love plant society sales!
I was so taken away with all the many treasures I might purchase at the sale that I had to walk around Phoenix Perennials to ponder my plant lusts. Naturally I found myself rummaging through these wonderful agaves.
I had never seen this before ... yucca gloriosa "lonsestar." I usually have my phone with me so I can do some impromptu plant investigations but I forgot it. So I passed on these with the adage "next time."
This ... wow! What's better than one trachycarpus? Two! They actually came in clumps of three which was aesthetically much more pleasing. Phoenix Perennials gained "legit" status in my books for this one.
I think they were speaking to me here with the hesperaloe, chamaerops, and agave medio picta alba!!! It's like something from my happiest dreams. I even love the pots!!!
I really wish I could say I purchased this.... It would be right at home with my new agave bovicornuta.
Wow. I think thats all I can say ...
Speaking of drama....
I can't say enough about the wonderful people I met at the plant sale. I have followed the PNWPEPS for a few years now but have never been apart of it. This year I took the plunge! I can truly say I look forward to getting to know such knowledgable and passionate people. That and I somehow feel much more legitimized in my palm craziness.
So what did I buy at the sale?! You'd be surprised to hear that I was incredibly disciplined. I managed to go home with just one of the Dicksonia Antarctica. Here it is all planted up.