Monday, March 28, 2011

My Haul from the San Francisco Garden Show

I didn't plan to buy things at the show, but once I loosened the purse strings there sure were a lot of things I couldn't do without!

I always have a hard time saying No to plants so I guess I did manage to get off easy with the 12 or so plants I bought.

plant haul

The plant that got me started was Echeveria 'Black Knight' from Succulent Gardens. I spotted one pot that had at least 5 rosettes in it. That's like 5 plants for the price of 1! How could I pass that up? I also picked up Echeveria 'Lola'. It caught my eye with its translucent, pearly foliage.

echeveria 'black knight'echeveria 'lola'

Then over at Digging Dog I had to have the Allium gigantea, Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii' and Tanacetum vulgare 'Isla Gold'. I think I may need a 12 step program for my problem when it comes to golden foliage.

Ribes sanguineum 'brocklebankii'tanacetum vulgare 'isla gold'

I also picked up some Red Pac Choi, Red Russian Kale, Asian Greens (?) and Round Chioggia Radicchio from Ploughshares Nursery.

I couldn't resist a Grevillea pteridifolia from Garden Hortica and some onion starts from Irish Eyes Garden Seeds.

Needing a snack at this point, I was missing the donuts from last year but was mollified upon discovering some chocolate-covered potato chips from the DeBrito Chocolate Factory. Next year you may see me walking around noshing on one of their softball-sized carmel apples.

show treats

I also bought an awesome book from Builder's Booksource, Avant Gardeners. It looks really interesting. I'll tell you more about it after I read it.

avant gardeners

All in all, a pretty good haul!


  1. I'll join you in the 12-step program... but only when I am ready to admit I have a problem.

  2. Really enjoying the garden show reports. Nice haul, and I'm intrigued by that Allium gigantea...

  3. I love the echevieras. I had black knight and several others and they did well for a few months and then all but one died, maybe my climate doesnt agree with them.


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