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Apr 23, 2014 1:21 AM CST
|...This wonderful man opens his home gardens 3 times a year for plant sales and view of his gardens with plants from around the world. This was a special visit because this is the last time Jerry's Jungle would be open. Jerry is retiring. |
So, we walked around slowly gathering in all the wonderful plants and flowers. It was much different in the spring compared to last fall. We loved it! I looked at plants that would help remind me of our past visits. I picked up a Dwarf Bamboo "Chopsticks" that I will pot up to control spreading. It will grow to 2 feet tall. Jerry has an amazing Bamboo Jungle that is very cool to walk through. That plant alone will remind me of his plants. I got my 2nd Green Leopard Plant I had been searching for. And a Bird Nest Fern "just because".
I was happy to find some plants because at first I would eye plants that had "sold" signs on it, or "not for sale". I thought I would never find that special plant! I inquired about a gorgeous adenium in a Dutch blue and white pot. It was located in one of 3 greenhouses in the gardens. It was white, with really ruffly edges trimmed in hot pink. The Helper wasn't sure what I was talking about at first but after telling her the description, she said "That one is not for sale unless you want to part with $300?" $300?!! Oh my goodness! But it was so darn pretty! And you know that feeling about plants where you think you have to have it because you may never see it again? If I had $300 in my pocket, I KNOW I would have bought it! Phew! Now that I am back home and sane, I sure am glad I didn't spend $300 on one plant! But it was gorgeous. I was so excited to run back to ask about it I totally forgot to take a picture!
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Apr 23, 2014 5:16 AM CST
|Been there, done that..|
Apr 23, 2014 8:07 AM CST
|Been there ,done that too.I have paid waaaay too much for a few plants.It's an extension of Murphy's law that it is these plants that die first.I don't do that any more.|
Apr 23, 2014 2:14 PM CST
|There was an arabicum with teenie tiny purple flowers, $75. And when I went back to buy it, someone had just walked out the door with it. GRRRRRRRRR!!! I still miss that plant! I would be making crosses with a pink flowered plant that has tiny blossoms, profusely. Owell! But that's a lot less than 300. I wonder how much the pot alone was valued at?|