A few nursery macro shots

Here are some fun close up shots of some plants at the nursery… and a taste of what will be available in the future!


Puya venusta


Aloe pratensis


Puya bertroniana


Banksia serrata


Grevillea ‘Poorinda Firebird’


Ferocactus seedlings 


Opuntia seedlings – there isn’t much in the plant kindgom more bizzare than cactus seedlings!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rob Wagner
    Feb 27, 2007 @ 01:59:14

    The baby cacti are cute. How coldhardy is Poorinda Firebird? I have one of the Poorinda hybrids in my yard, but it hasn’t bloomed yet.


  2. Sweevil
    Feb 27, 2007 @ 02:38:02

    Great shots! Beautiful!


  3. desertnw
    Feb 27, 2007 @ 08:10:30

    Hi Rob,
    Poorinda Firebird looks cool up close but I don’t think it is really an impressive plant in the garden. I also suspect it might be a little less hardy than some of the better known Poorinda hybrids such as ‘Constance’. Glad you liked the pics.


  4. Rob Wagner
    Feb 28, 2007 @ 03:32:12

    Ah…well at least the flowers look well-colored. The most common color form of G. victoriae is a dull sort of brick red. Sure blooms a lot tho. Just like you’ve said of it in the past, it blooms almost continuously.

    When Tropaeolum azureum blooms–which I think it will do as it has buds on it–if you remind me I’ll send you some pix.


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