*Update – a very kind reader (Rusthawk) was kind enough to identify this plant as Tibouchina – thank you!
There were so many butterflies fluttering about that people were able to get up close to them.
A monarch butterfly was feeding on the purple blossom of a butterfly bush, seemingly ignorant of the people who stopped to admire it. A very nice woman, standing next to me, took a video and was kind enough to share it with me – Thank you, KD!
As I was looking at the succulents, I saw a bright flash of purple and bright green off to the side.
New leaf lettuce transplants had just arrived along with potted artichokes.
While my garden is not quite ready for fall planting, I am already envisioning rows upon rows of leaf lettuce, which is my favorite vegetable to grow.
Who says that vegetable gardens can’t be beautiful?
I plant both red and green leaf lettuce varieties in my garden each year. I like the gorgeous color contrast that also looks great in your salad bowl.
I also like these assorted kale transplants. I didn’t add any to my garden last year, but may consider doing so this year.
Have any of you grown kale? How did it do for you?
As I slowly walked back through the nursery, I stuck my phone in my pocket and was ready to join my husband and daughter who were patiently waiting for me.
BUT, as I walked out the entrance I found myself facing another nursery.
I’ll give you this glimpse of the entrance of the most unique nursery that I have ever had the opportunity to visit.
Behind its fairly unremarkable entrance, lay secret gardens filled with unusual plants that I will show you next time.