I somehow clicked the wrong thing and lost all of the photos taken on our bloggers’ visit to Little Prince of Oregon nursery. Their logo is a crowned frog prince and their motto is “our plants won’t croak”. That down-to-earth friendliness and gentle humor pervades the place and its people. They welcomed us with open arms (and food and drink and complimentary caps) and turned us loose to wander and shop at will. Here’s what came home with me:
Agave lophantha ‘Splendida’
Agave ‘Hammer Time’
Agave gentryi ‘Jaws’
Liriope spicata ‘Silver Dragon’
Geum chiloense ‘Double Bloody Mary’
A trio of Sempervivums that got separated from their tags. I’ve given up trying to keep track of the different names of the semps anyway, but these look like the makings of a nice combination.
and a small sampling of Tillandsias, selected from a mind boggling array of these fascinating air plants.
I don’t feel so bad about losing my photos of Little Prince, because others in our group did a bang-up job of writing up our visit, complete with excellent photos. Click on Danger Garden and Mulchmaid to take Loree’s and Jane’s virtual tours. The next time you are plant shopping, look for the crowned frog prince logo. You will be getting plants raised by people who care.
I just bought a few Tillandsias at a local nursery that came from LPO! The posts of the event all look great & I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to be there with y’all. Hopefully it will happen again.
Peter~I think we are all lobbying for a return visit.
I love the logo and tag line. It looks like you picked up some beautiful plants.
Pam~Me too (love the logo, etc). It really sets you up for the whole experience.
What a bummer that you lost your photos. You got some great plants!
Alison~I didn’t feel as bad as I might have, since others got some great shots and did a fine job of reportage.
Excellent choices Ricki! I can’t help but think our little group’s purchases helped to show them they’re on the right track with their agave selection, I think everyone bought at least a couple!
Loree~I think I would have loaded up on more if we had started there, or had we had a chance to compare purchases at the end.
They look a lovely selection of plants. Gives me itchy fingers to get out and shop – but here autumn really is the only time to plant successfully.
Christina~We’re always being told that fall is the best time to plant, but I’ve not had the best of luck. As mild as this past winter was, that may change.
Nursery shopping is all about the plants when you get down to the basics so this is a fun way to get past the missing photos and still compliment your hosts.
So many agaves, love it!
Shirley~You’re right: I can go on and on about a great place and the big question at the end is “what came home with you?”
Beautiful Sempervivums. And look at all those fun Agaves! You have a wonderful climate for growing an ecclectic mix of plants, don’t you? I’m jealous. Enjoy!
Beth~We do live in plant heaven, but that doesn’t stop us from constantly pushing the limits. Those Agaves will live inside for the winter (at least mine will).
Bummer that you lost those photos, but it looks like you had a very fun time, judging from all the goodies you brought home. 🙂
Anna~Sorry you couldn’t join us. Nexttime!
I’m interested in seeing what that Geum will look like when it’s all grown up.
Jason~I will try to remember to feature it as an adult. If all goes well, it will remind me.
You may have lost the photos, but you cleaned up on plants. Priorities!
Hoov~And they are all now planted!
I was tempted when a few weeks ago I saw that Lirope at a nursery. I didn’t buy it though. Thank you for saying that you’ve lost track of the names of the many wonderful semps. Me too! That doesn’t stop me from wanting more though. 🙂 Great post.
Grace~There’s some sort of smug satisfaction in knowing the names of things, but I think my memory has exceeded its storage capacity. No one to call to upgrade.
Great plant choices! It was lovely to see you. I can’t wait to return.
Laura~Getting together is half the fun!