In a weird twist of fate, we actually ended up on a float in the Orpheus parade throwing beads, which was a crazy experience. The papier-mâché flower designs on the floats were amazing and worthy of a post of their own later on.
While staying in Metairie, we were only a few blocks walk away from Perino's Garden Center (3100 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002). In between my Fat Tuesdays frozen daiquiris, Alan and I went to go see what they had in store.
As a pacific northwest gardener, it's always interesting to see what a southern nursery has in stock. There is clearly a lot that we cannot grow in Portland. A lot of the plants are still recognizable though, but most likely to be grown as houseplants.
I'm afraid I didn't pay too much attention to plant names, so some of the plant pictures will lack plant names.
|Bird of Paradise|
|Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata' (Variegated Flax Lily)|
|"Macho" Fern in the second row.|
|Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' (Variegated Shell Ginger)|
|Ligularia reniformis (Trqactor Seat Plant)|
|I thought the no-tip stands were cool!|
|Callistemon viminalis 'Hannah Ray'|
|The recent cold got to these Rojo Bananas|
|A grove of Citrus.|
|Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina Jessamine)|
|Indoor garden plants and Orchids.|