Window Shopping at Cornell Farm

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yesterday I made a stop at Cornell Farm to check out their current selection of plants. Here are a handful of things that caught my eye. I loved the above Mahonia "Soft Caress" with its delicate, bamboo-like leaves. It is evergreen and has yellow Winter flowers. Sounds pretty amazing. Does anyone have this--should it be on my wishlist?

A succulent designed by Dr. Seuss, color palette by Bonnard. Love it!

They have one of the most impressive selections of succulents at Cornell Farms--I always feel like a kid in a candy store. No other group of plants gives me quite the same wow--nature-is-a-real-hoot feeling.

The plant I most wanted to go home with was this black-leaf daphne (Daphne x Houtteana) which is semi-evergreen and has purple pink flowers in the early Spring. I would have snapped it up if it had been less than $39.99 but it's definitely going on my wishlist.

Another exceptionally cool succulent--I love the architecture of this one and could stare at it every day.

This was a brilliant idea--an espaliered Japanese maple! Kind of like a pleached hornbeam hedge but more delicate and perfect as a divider in a small garden. I have a little maple that I'm thinking of trying this out on.

The little dunce's cap succulent that I've admired in the Annie's Annuals catalog but never seen in person. The growth was a little rangy on some of these (maybe it wasn't getting the hot sun it wanted) but it really is a cutie!

And finally the Tasmanian Tree Fern that I've been lusting over for a while. They had several small ones earlier this Summer and this is the last one. Someday, my pretty!


  1. Yes I've got a Soft Caress Mahonia eurybracteata and I can definitely say it should be on your wish list. Mine was a little ragged until I made sure it got a little more light this year.

  2. Ah, so you do have an eye for plants because you have described your shopping experience perfectly. Do share more of your shopping spree trips to give readers more hints.

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