Now that winter is officially over, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. No more cold weather! (We hope.)
For we who love gardening it's the happiest time of the year. In addition to all the garden digging, we get to visit our favorite nurseries and buy new plants. Last Saturday I met up with garden pal Heather and drove up to Little Prince of Oregon, a wholesale nursery outside of Aurora that opens once a year for those of us privileged enough to be invited.
Little Prince has hundreds of cool plants for sale at, well, pretty much everywhere. The graphic below gives you an idea of the number of retail outlets along the I-5 corridor. This page will give you more specific information.
Little Prince is not little. Every year they add new plants to their long list of goodies. Hundreds of succulents, perennials, ferns, grasses and shrubs grow in multiple hoop houses.
One of the "It" plants for next year will be 'Gold Nugget' Sempervivum. Check out that gold color!
|Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget'|
|Aren't they something?|
Another cool item were these sedum table wreaths. They were already sold. Wouldn't they be fun on a picnic table with a hurricane lamp in the center?
Lemon Fizz Santolina is an amazing plant. Aren't these the cutest?
|Santolina rosmarinfolia 'Lemon Fizz'|
So what did I buy? Here are some of the tags:
And here are the plants:
They're small now but will grow quickly as most plants do here in western Oregon. Have you purchased any new plants yet this spring?