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19/30 A little dirt

[personal profile] roseambr and I went to Portland Nursery today. It's within five miles of my house, but it's not a place I go on my own anymore because there isn't a lot of nursery stock a person can get home on a bike--at least, not on a bike without a trailer.

View of Portland Nursery showing rows and rows of plants
At the height of the season.

So I took advantage of her big automobile and came home with "Thrillers, spillers and fillers" for four hanging planters. (That's Portland Nursery's little schema for creating planter displays: 1 central eye-catcher, 2 trailing things, and 3 middle-height filler-inners per pot.)

A galvanized bucket planted with red and orange flowers
I'm sure with the amount of Miracle-Gro I shoved in there, they'll fill out in no time...

A small golden cypress in a terra-cotta urn-shaped planter pot on my porch
A wee tree. Lemon cypress to replace the classic Italian one that gave up the ghost last winter.

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Jun. 23rd, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
oooo, that looks like a lovey place! I also love your tree in an urn!
Jun. 24th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
It's a fantastic nursery, a place where I used to spend a considerable portion of my disposable income back in the early days of being a home owner.

Now I just want to sell off the half of my lot that there's no house on, and convert the other half to the kind of mow-blow-and-go yard that I never have to think about.
Jun. 23rd, 2013 08:28 am (UTC)
Lovely! It wouldn't be fair to plants to take them home on a bicycle, anyway, even if you could fit them into your basket - they'd hate the wind.

I find the sign "sun perennial" interesting. Does it mean perennials which like being in the sun?
Jun. 24th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yep, it's the most well-organized nursery you can imagine. Shade, sun, annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, evergreens, herb starts, vegetable starts--it occupies most of a city block with all its sections, and it's a candy store for urban gardeners.

As to wind, you have a very elevated idea of the speed I can manage on a laden Dutch bike!
Jun. 23rd, 2013 08:32 am (UTC)
Plants are joy! I'm glad you had car-help to get some home.
Jun. 24th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
They really are. As far as I've strayed from my avid-gardening days, I do still enjoy that moment where the bedding plants are in the pots or beds, the potting-soil mess has been hosed away, and the new arrivals are freshly watered.

And I can go change back into real clothes and sit drinking something cold while I admire them.
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