Last Friday, a friend and I took a half-hour drive to two nurseries east of where I live. The first one, Green Touch Nursery, is entirely new to me although it's been open for six years. It specializes in succulents with an emphasis on the less common varieties you're not likely to find in your neighborhood garden center. My photos don't do it justice but my friend Gerhard of Succulents and More provided more comprehensive coverage in a recent post, which you can find here.
Located under power lines, it isn't a glitzy place but it has an almost overwhelming selection of plants.
|This colorful wheelbarrow was stuffed with some of the more commonly sold succulents|
|This open area showcased lots of the large pots containing plants often used by landscapers creating succulent displays. The more novel specimens were to be found under the shade cloth in the distance.|
|As we visited just two days before Mother's Day, there were plenty of potted plants available to buy as gifts|
|I spent most of my time looking through the collectible succulents in sizes I could afford|
|A nice selection of some hard-to-find Aeoniums. From left to right: Aeonium canariensis (I think), A. dodrantale 'Grenovia', and A. 'Mardi Gras'. I have two of the three in my own collection.|
|I found the name of the cactus on the left on Gerhard's site - it's Ferocactus latispinus. The plants on the right are labeled Notocactus parodia but may be Parodia magnifica.|
|A display of assorted plants showing how they might be combined|
|The edible plants section|
|This view provides a sense of just how extensive the nursery's grounds are. All the shelves on the right were filled with plug plants in 6-packs.|
|The view from under the shade canopy looking out toward the selection of plants favoring sun conditions|
|View of a relatively small section of the shade plants are|
|Succulents, mostly in well-priced small pots. Echinopsis 'Rainbow Bursts' on the lower right was tempting.|
|I love their selection of indoor plants|
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