Roger's new vertical garden was of particular interest. It serves as the backdrop for the free weekend seminars regularly held there.
|It looks as though there's an automated irrigation system of some kind but I didn't take a close look at the mechanics|
Roger's features a lot of vertical plant displays, starting with its front customer entrance.
|The current display is somewhat austere, featuring succulents in hanging metal containers|
|This was the lusher display I photographed in April|
|And this one, which may be my favorite, dates back to last September|
Unlike the current entrance display, the earlier versions shown above utilized plant pockets. On this visit, my interest was captured by another such display elsewhere in the garden.
I also liked these succulents mounted on a wall in metal pots.
|I've seen similar pots for sale on-line, sans succulents, at reasonable prices|
There were a number of other vertical plant arrangements to admire as well.
|These rain chains had been filled with succulents|
|Densely planted succulent wreaths|
|Roger's has a houseplant sale going on at the moment and this hanging planter was stuffed with a Monstera deliciosa, wire vine (Muehlenbeckia axillaris) and a variety of ferns|
|There were conventional hanging baskets with flowers too|
I didn't come home empty-handed of course but I didn't go hog-wild buying plants either. Even though we've avoided major heatwaves thus far, summer isn't the smartest time to plant here. I mainly picked up items to cram into the raised planters in my cutting garden as I continue to pull out cool season leftovers.
|HB also gifted me with a cutting from her Begonia 'Irene Nuss' which she wrote about here|
After seeing the displays at Roger's I'm considering trying out a few felt planting pockets my lath (shade) house, assuming I can figure out where to fit them in there. I also find I'm still thinking about a group of tiny (yet not inexpensive) vases I saw while shopping. One of those may have to come home with me on my next trip.
|The tallest of the vases shown here was 3 inches or less - and they weren't cheap but they looked like little works of art to me|
If forecasters are correct, we're going to have a cooler-than-normal span of weather through the weekend. Once the construction workers leave on Friday afternoon, I'm planning to make the most of it. I hope you enjoy your weekend too.
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