|Most of the plants offered for sale were propagated by South Coast Botanic Garden's own volunteer staff; however, there were a few outside vendors, as well as representatives from various plant societies|
|Here's what I brought home: Dendrobium kingianum, Pelargonium 'Coholo'*, Homalocladium platycladum (aka tapeworm plant), and a noID Tillandsia. (*I've been unable to find any information on a Pelargonium under this name.)|
After tucking our purchases into my car, we did a quick round of the garden. It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm. The bright sunlight made picture-taking difficult but here are some of the highlights I captured:
|Lots of California poppies in bloom in the Mediterranean Garden|
|Healthy specimens of Salvia africana lutea in the same area, covered in the plant's unusual blooms|
|A few cherry and other fruit trees still in full flower|
|Penstemon eatonii, which grows really well in the garden yet I've been unable to find the species for sale in local garden centers|
|Not the best photo but this noID Magnolia looked lovely in the bright sunshine|
|The Living Wall is still looking good|
|Watsonia, aka Bugle Lily, a South African native, just beginning its bloom cycle|
We stopped by my local garden center on our way to lunch. I picked up a few plants, selected to fill a portion of the bed featured in my last Tell the Truth Tuesday post. I'll share the results of that update when it's complete. I passed on this fellow on display in the indoor plant area, although both my friend and I found ourselves drawn to him.
|He was pricey but strangely appealing even if he is an improbable shade of blue|
Other than the orchid, the plants I picked up at the Spring sale still haven't found spots in the garden. Nonetheless, I plan to attend the cactus and succulent show and sale at the botanic garden this coming weekend. In case you haven't realized it, I have a plant addiction problem.
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