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Thursday, May 13, 2010
There are those amazing gardening moments when you just have to pinch yourself for being at the right time and the right place to find amazing plant deals, and boy do I mean deals!
A gardening acquaintance of mine grows these amazing Proteas and Leucadendrons in the South Part of Hawaii Island to sell their amazing and exotic flowers. Recently, his whole district has been receiving alot of damaging vog (volcanic emissions) which affects the leaves and renders the flowers unable to sell, so he has been starting to liquidate his smaller potted plant stock.
Everything you see here are gallon size containers and he was selling these only for a buck apiece. Usually in the mainland, these easy go for $20 apiece.
I just had to grab his last leptospermum and it was just starting its bloom cycle which should easily last a few weeks.
There were no labels on this plant, I’m guessing that it could be a Leucadendron Safari Sunset. What do you think this is?
Now this I know is the King Protea Cynaroides, I’m looking forward to seeing these
with their gigantic blooms, but I’m sure that is a quite few years down the road.
Here’s another unmarked plant which I think is a Grevillea…anyone know which variety this could be?
Here’s a Leucadendron with reddish leaves, also no clue about the variety.
I’m still pinching myself and looking forward to putting these in the ground, although
I haven’t decided where these will go since they all take up a lot of space. Its always
a good day when I can find a good garden bargain like these!
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