Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Best $5 I've Spent
So I was at the expensive but shall remain nameless garden center, actually on business picking out and transporting plants for a client's garden, when I noticed some very nice aloes on an out-of-the-way table near the back.
Anyway, I left with my commercial purchases but the vision of a nice 4" Aloe arbolescens haunted me until I actually turned the car around to return and check out the Weird Plant Table more thoroughly. Oh sure, the experts on retailing there don't label it as such but what else do you call the area that has Solanum pyracanthum and Cantua buxifolia, Sacred Flower of the Incas, and much much more? Along with the aloe and the sacred flower I bought this little Devil's Trumpet, labeled Datura metel 'Belle Blanche'. Just 2 weeks after planting it is well over 2 feet tall and has started blooming. Not only is it beautiful, it reminds me of New Mexico. Best five bucks I ever spent.