Monday, April 3, 2017

Tiny Lily Update, Can You Tell Them Apart Without the Flowers?

I'm finally learning the difference between the different lily types in Chris' collection. They all sound similar so luckily I made a map a while ago that shows me what is where. Here is a status report on the emerging lilies:

Lily 'Tiny Invader'
Lily 'Tiny Invader'

Lily 'Tiny Pearl'
Lily 'Tiny Pearl'

Lily 'After Eight'
Lily 'After Eight'

Lily 'Tiny Shadow'
Lily 'Tiny Shadow'

Wasson Nursery Soft Opening (Grand Opening April 21-23, 2017)

wasson nursery fishers location
Wasson Nursery is opening a location in Fishers, IN on April 21 (but they are technically already open)

I got a tip from my brother that there was a new nursery opening in Fishers. I usually go to Lowe's for plants and sometimes to Allisonville Nursery if I'm feeling high-end, but this Wasson Fishers location would be a lot closer that Allisonville, so I thought I'd check it out. Their 'soft opening' means that they don't have all of their stuff out yet, and the staff is still learning.

variety of ferns in pots on table
They've already got some great looking plants out. I want all of them!

They have a really nice showroom area for outdoor living spaces

Love this water feature - if only I had a bigger yard! 

Water features if you don't have room for a pond. This rock garden is so pretty!

I learned from the staff that they grow a lot of their plants up in Muncie and then bring them down, so they are not shipped in from Oregon and California like a lot of the big box stores. So you can get the same varieties that you can get nationally, but if you like the whole locally grown aspect, check them out.

They also have a huge greenhouse that was nice and cozy on this still-rather-brisk April morning.

rhododendronmount airy fothergilla

I will definitely be back for these hosta varieties that I just fell in love with. I love a nice clean leaf (no crinkle) with tight veins and bright colors. The red stems on 'Fire Island' is just amazing. I just hope it doesn't turn into expensive rabbit food.

Hosta 'Fire Island'
Hosta 'Fire Island' yellow with red stems

Hosta 'Halcyon'
Hosta 'Halcyon' blue with no crinkle and narrow veins

Air Plant Ideas: Upside Down Sea Urchin Shells for Jellyfish Look

air plant jelly fish with sea urchin shells
Large air plant sea urchin shell jellyfish

I'm not really into the whole air plant thing, but maybe I should be from the looks of this cool idea! I was at Wasson Nursery in Fishers and saw these air plants in sea urchin shells suspended to look like jelly fish. Now that's pretty cool! I don't know much about air plants, but it looks pretty straight forward, I wonder if I could make these myself?

On Amazon you can buy a set of 3 for $33, that's like $10 each! You can also just buy air plants and then buy sea urchin shells and I bet you can just stick one in each hole and that's about it. Ok actually I just looked it up, and the video below shows how you can do it with literally a piece of string, you don't even glue it or anything. I guess I'm a little late to the party with this craft idea, they seem to be everywhere!

Air plants in sea urchin shells
Air plants in sea urchin shells