The following pictures provide a sense of what you see when you step out of your car.
There are planted pots.
|Sadly, these weren't exactly bargain priced|
And empty pots.
A wide assortment of varieties in 6 and 8 inch pots sit under a net canopy.
|Example of their helpful signs (Note: the 6 inch pots were $6.40, not $640)|
Even the prices on some of the larger plants were reasonable.
|These Agave 'Quadricolor' were $28|
|And the Yucca gloriosa were $24|
Inside the store to the back, constructed of what appear to be old Quonset huts, there were smaller (mostly unlabeled) succulents, houseplants, decorative pots and baskets.
Although my friend was the primary instigator behind this particular trip, I did have one planned purchase in mind. I sought - and found - 3 reasonably priced Agave attenuata for my slope.
|Agave attenuata, also know as Fox Tail Agave, has soft leaves - I didn't want anything with sharp spikes on the slope where falls are possible|
What I didn't plan on were these purchases.
|From the top, Graptoveria 'Fred Ives,' 2 Echeveria 'Ruffles', and 2 Aloe aristata on either side of an unlabeled 4-inch plant|
|I fell hard for this unlabeled succulent, some form of Crassula I think (maybe C dubia), for $2.90!|
I also picked up the makings of one Christmas present but I'm not going to spoil the surprise for the intended recipient and show that here.
As I was checking out, the salesperson asked me if I was buying on behalf of a company. Apparently, they discount wholesale purchases. Given my current rate of spending, maybe I need a wholesale license...
All in all, it was a productive trip. We even snuck in a brief stop at Roger's Gardens on our way home. I really do need to stop shopping for anything other than holiday gifts, however...