Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quinns Greenhouse. McCaysville GA

I've been to this place three times now. Quite a change from all the big box stores with prices being  comparable. Although it's a 70 mile round trip there's more selection and the plants are healthier. Nice drive too, especially the lil town of McCaysville that runs along the Toccoa River in and out of Tennessee.

I've been trying to find perennial Lantana for some time, or maybe this time around the price and appearance looked good. They offer several types but I only saw two. The perennial Miss Huff and a variegated leaf called Samantha with the latter being considered an annual. Who knows, maybe it will surprise me and make it till next year.

This stuff caught my attention. Maybe I'm getting artsy with what goes with what. After all, the first year I just wanted full blown color. Now other things are beginning to look interesting. Heck, I thought Petunias were kind of sissy back then too..and look now.

Look at these Begonias. Actually too big for me as I have trouble cutting them back (same with Impatiens) unless I want a skimpy plant the rest of the year. These things must have been one foot high. Many of the Impatiens were much the same.

Plenty of more stuff, but here's my take. A few variegated potato vines, some Nicotina, three colors of Salvia including an orange or salmon color. Not many of those left:( Four Lantana, some Dusty guys, Impatiens, and those blue thingies. All, annuals priced the same as shown with the Begonias above.

1 comment:

  1. Love the Begonias but I hate Lantana. Its a weed here but loves the heat.