Helen and I were running about doing videos yesterday, first at the local Oakville Greenhouse on Cornwall Road, and then over to Sheridan Nurseries - where we discovered another little creature enjoying the comforts of retail living. Once a rack of of plants was moved, this lovely little fellow was discovered....can you see him?
Each time I got a little closer, he'd hunker down trying to hide himself in the greenery.
This is as flat as a toad gets without the intervention of an automobile. Very sweet little creature.
The Oakville municipal greenhouse is tiny and chock-a-block with all the usual suspects. From the moment you walk in you're smacked with the smell of damp, earth and green. Many of the orchids have just started to come into bloom.
Apparently on Saturdays, the greenhouse is booked solid for bridal parties.
I've got a couple of coleus languishing on the light table - when I see a planting like this, I think I really should plant up a couple and enjoy them upstairs.
A nice little collection of cactus.
When we were walking by this section, heard a gigantic piece of ice fall off the roof.
After seeing this Persian Shield (strobilanthes dyerianus), I'm on a mission to find a plant. With any luck when the nurseries start to stock up again in the next few months I'll be able to find one.
So, still fiddling around with seed and bulb orders - 2 days ago received a Veseys catalogue with a $35.00 coupon offer when you order $70 or more on summer bulbs and plants....like cocaine for gardeners. When it's as dark as it is this morning, all I can say, is it's nice to have my gardening addiction to fall back on.