Now that's my kind of Zone 8!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The garden tours that we've been going on with GWA2008 have been amazing, save a few logistical snafus. Yesterday we visited Terra Nova Nurseries, which even had cannas and bananas. Can you guess how excited I was?

Apparently they don't sell much of these -- their bread and butter are plants like echinacea, heuchera, and tiarella--most of which won't do well back home). But I was ecstatic to see Zone 8 plants that would work in my Zone 8 garden. So excited, in fact, that I made Emily take my picture in front of said plants.

Kim in front of cannas and bananas

I've taken hundreds of photos since I got here, but uploading them has been a tedious process. I promise that I'll blog more about all of the fabulous things I've seen once I get home and have a faster internet connection.

And yes, for you punctuation police out there, I am aware that I continue to use exclamation points in my blog post titles. Can I help it that I'm excited about all these cool plants I'm seeing? Did I mention that I have the coolest job ever?


Wicked Gardener said...

You go all the way to Portland to take your picture in front of a banana??? You could have done that at home. :D Can't wait to see all your pics with more "exotic" plants.

erin said...
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erin said...

why is their zone 8 so much better than ours (whine, whine)?!
at least our tomatoes are better. although, i'd take a dahlia over a tomato any day.

Kim said...

@wicked gardener: True, but at this point I don't have a large ensete in my yard so I felt justified taking the photo. ;-)

@erin: If you like dahlias, stay tuned for my next post!