Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 nursery trip

Took a few hours off yesterday and went to New Mexico Plant Co. with Stacy and her friend Beverly. This place is way out off of route 14:

Stacy's been getting her herbs and veggie starts here for a few years now. I've never been able to make it out there because they're only open during regular business hours, not on weekends. They've got a big greenhouse, and their prices are CHEAP!

No photos of the place, unfortunately. They had a boatload of geraniums (annual pelargoniums, not perennial true geraniums). Lots and lots of hanging baskets, some perennials, veggies, herbs, tomatoes in all sizes. They seem to be a commercial nursery that sells to other nurseries — there were off-limits sections cordoned off with flagging tape that were, we were told, "orders." There were a huge number of plants, but not a whole lot of variety in cultivars (maybe 5 tomato varieties).

Stacy spent about $60 and just about filled the back of her station wagon. I spent around $16 and got:
  • 3 blue lobelias
  • 1 white geranium (pelargonium)
  • and 1 lantana
    (all for the big pot by the front door)
  • 2 basil starts
  • 2 thyme starts
    (for the herb bed)
  • 1 rosemary start
    (don't know where I'll put that yet)
I still need to get tomato plants and I'd like to get a dill start. Hopefully I'll be able to get some tomatoes at the Garden Fair from the same ladies that were selling plants last year. Those Sungolds were monsters!

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