As I've mentioned before, Julius Rosso Nursery is my favorite nursery in town. It's not the nicest or the fanciest, but it's right by my house, and I love it.
They used to be wholesale only.
A gorgeous hosta.
These greenhouse-wintered variegated flax plants look happier than the ones that spent the winter in my front yard.
I haven't decided how I feel about Japanese blood grass. I've heard it's invasive. Love the sedge.
This burning bush looks sweet.
A pretty jumble of colors and textures. Rosso is not divided into neat, well-labeled sections, not at all.
I wonder what year their sign is from. This family-run business has been around for almost 50 years.
I'm glad I didn't bother to bring my siphon!
I wonder if this is the greenhouse that I once saw a rat in.
This looks just like the baby Euphorbia that is taking up residence in my planting strip.
There's no denying it. Chocolate sedge looks likes hair.
I'm crazy for this shape of leaf, the name of which I learned in like sixth grade. You know, palmate, pinnate, something like that. I love eucalyptus leaves, which look like smoke tree leaves.
A gratuitous eucalyptus leaf shot.
Personally, I think palms look silly in the Northwest, unless you're dedicated to cultivating a surreal garden, like Little & Lewis. I don't like seeing a palm tree as an element of an otherwise normal-looking garden here.
However, I have no problem with Canna lilies. Maybe because they're only seen during warm months, so they don't seem so totally out of place.
Rosso borders Boeing Field. I wanted to get a shot of an airplane landing, but I didn't see any. During the week the little airport is very busy with UPS, FedEx, and Airborne Express planes.
Scummy yet appealing?
Blue + orange = pretty.
I love this chartreuse glow.
It's hot in here.
Oh, cool, it's the lawnmower man! I want to get closer and take a better photo of him!
Damn. Too late. (I just found out that my husband went there and had him sharpen our lawnmower blade today. The lawnmower guy told him: "You're smart to have me sharpen your lawnmower blade. Because they cost $18 new, but I'll sharpen yours for $5.")
I wonder if I would like this Blue Medusa. I need to do some research on this. Might make a cool container plant.
I am scandalized that this Ceanothus is identified only as "California Lilac."
Hmm. Looks like Diamond Height stays low. This could be useful to me. I wonder that color the flowers will be. "Bright blue" sounds promising. I'll have to look this guy up.
Let's end with a shot of some lowly groundcover.