|The back half of the property was occupied by hoop houses used for growing|
|A peek into one of the growing areas|
|Another growing space|
|This appeared to be a staging area|
H&H is a general nursery, offering everything from bedding and house plants to trees and succulents.
|A view of the indoor plant area|
|A particularly nice looking Schefflera|
|Gobs and gobs of shade plants|
|Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia)|
|A mix of cactus and succulents, including barrel cactus, which I don't often see in local nurseries|
|The large barrel cactus come at hefty prices - I didn't notice the prices on the smaller ones|
|Note how everything is labeled|
There were also decorative items, although not so many that the plants took second billing.
|I'd have loved to take one or more of these glass globes home but they were pricey|
|There were an unusual number of Chihuahua dog statutes of various kinds, perhaps signifying a soft spot in the heart of the owners|
In addition to the sheer size of the operation, I was impressed by the evident helpfulness of the staff, the wide selection of plants and their overall good health, the ready availability of plants in 4-inch pots (the size at which I prefer to buy), and the reasonable prices for plants in large pots. I was tempted by numerous plants.
|Clerodendrum ugandense - I passed because the one I thought I killed appears to have revived|
|Russelia equisetiformis - I don't need a 3rd one but this one in a hanging container certainly looked good|
|Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' - now I know where I can find them if I decide to add more to my garden|
|Dendromecon harfordii - an extremely drought tolerant plant under consideration|
|Agave 'Blue Flame' - I may add one or more of these to my dry garden this fall|
|Agave guiengola 'Creme Brulee' - I'm regretting my failure to take this one home. Look at all those offsets!|
|Aloe elgonica hybrid - I think I may "need" this too|
|Lagerstroemia 'Muskogee' - if the ailing Arbutus in my side yard fails, I may buy a lavender crape myrtle like this one|
Unlike any nursery I can recall visiting, everything appeared to be labeled, even the succulents in 4-inch pots. I can't say I conducted an audit in this regard but there wasn't a single plant I personally picked up that didn't have a label and I consider that utterly remarkable.
What isn't remarkable is that, despite a recent statement on this very blog that I didn't intend to buy any plants other than succulents until September or October, I did just that. Here's what I took home:
|3 Coleus 'Chocolate Splash' and a bright green pot to put them in|
|3 Alternanthera 'Hoya del Loro' (aka Brazilian Red Hots) - how could I resist?|
However, absolutely no further nursery visits are planned for a full 2 weeks...