At the nursery we’re focusing on some new houseplants for terrariums and wall panels and other indoor uses for the winter season that is upon us. See the list of plants we have and are growing and the rest we should have available any day now at the nursery.
See anything you like? Anything important that we’re missing, since the list is so small? Let Ian know!
Phyllostachys nigra has been very popular the past 2 weeks here at the nursery. In fact, people almost came to blows over the plants. I exaggerate…
Hopefully we can convince Ian to call the farm and get us some more black bamboos on Wednesday, otherwise the woman we told yesterday that they’re back in stock, when they were temporarily back in stock, will be very disappointed.
Maybe she’ll read this and realize it is best for her to wait until Thursday to come by.
It appears that Keith’s mousetraps have worked to stop the little critter that has been eating our organic fertilizers. I won’t share Ian’s photo with you, but let’s just say that the mouse did not decide to go for the bait in the no-kill traps.
Did you know the giant National Hardware Show in Las Vegas has a huge Lawn and Garden section? Well, so that means we’re off to Vegas, baby, this morning to run through the show as quickly as we can, since we have to get back to the store before the gremlins attack.
Our customers demanded Tuesdays be added to the schedule, so we complied. We’re now open 7 days. And here it is our first Tuesday open and it’s pouring. Fortunately for me it’s my day off, but the rest of the crew is at the store all alone and wet and no customers, so will you do them all a favor and stop by today – the rain should be stopped between 10 and 2 if weather.com is correct – and give them some love?
We’re working on growing more agaves. This here is an Agave “Blue Flame” which is an A. attenuata hybrid but about 5 degrees hardier, so it is a very good choice for the Bay Area. Last year we brought in 15 ga. plants and they were quite popular, so we got tissue-culture babies and have been growing them, but all we have so far are 1 gallon size plants. And at this size they’re not as pretty, hence the closeup picture. I guess this means we’ll have lots of 5 gallon plants available next year.
Got in this morning, and found a deer had broken in last night, and ate all the cactus out on the floor. We still have lots of succulents, but it will be awhile before we haved any more cacti ready for sale.
Our Pottery sale starts this weekend. Did I mention that you get 30% off all terra cotta pottery? That’s a pretty good sale! And we bring in pallets of new pottery every year, so it’s very exciting. Our new employees are going to enjoy this…
Here’s our ad running in today’s SF Chronicle. A little bit on the peach side, on the web, but less so in print.
In case you were wondering, that’s a Dudleya cymosa.