For the love of Horticulture, I always try to look for ways to get updates on what goes on in the world of Horticulture. Norcal trade show is one I attended this year. The day is filled with meeting people in the trade, viewing at products and all day mini seminars to attend. There are so many vendors but I am only going to show you a couple more of my favorites.www.smgrowers.com/ is one of my favorite wholesale supplier. Succulent Gardens also made a presence. It is worth to mention that http://www.suncrestnurseries.com/also one of my favorites was present but I failed to take a photo of their booth. I attended the Monrovia presentation where they shared some of their new and not so new best seller plants. Here are some of the plants I like that will work in my area of Zone 9. So, here we go. Aloe hybrid ‘Leo’ also known as ALOE SUPER RED. Interestingly, the next photo is one that I think maybe the same plant. Before the event, I just purchased this Aloe hybrid called ALOE ALL RED. The leaves look very similar to this Aloe Super Red. I am anxious to see if they are the same. Buddleja Lo & Behold ‘Blue Chip’ This video will explain all about this Budleja http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmAmxmF1-B4
Yucca gloriosa var. recurvifolia ‘Walbrighstar’ grows to only 2′ ht. by 5′ w. Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Perpa’ , with blue gray leaves and red flowers that attracts hummingbirds. It grows to only 2’x2′. It is a native to Texas and Northern Mexico. It is noted that this will make a good street scape plant because it performs well in full sun with reflective heat.
Clematis ‘Cleminov51’ . Common name is SAPPHIRE INDIGO CLEMATIS . A shrubby Clematis which is also ideal as ground cover. Blue flower appear during the Summer. It grows 20″ x24″. I am not a fan of Agapanthus but, I may end up trying this variety.
There’s a lot more on the list but this is all that I can handle to post for now.
~ Till Next Time ~