A few weeks ago, around the beginning of October, I decided to visit Ginkgo Gardens for the first time. The store was having a sale--and I picked up a few winners! I was extremely pleased with the selection, both indoor and outdoor, (at least, in relation to the amount of space they have available) and the staff were helpful. I spent about $50, I think, but early October necessitated heavy plant therapy.
Salvia elegans, pineapple sage--to replace the cuttings I killed from a previous plant trade. I figure if I get one already rooted, even though it looks like death, I might have better luck at keeping it alive!
Sisyrinchium montanum, Blue-Eyed Grass. It's related to Iris, I think. I don't know how well it'll like my apartment.
Tricyrtis hirta "Samurai." I let the cat out of the bag early on this one!
Dracaena deremensis "Warneckii"
This Sanseveria trifasciata is, I believe, "Bantel's Sensation." It wasn't labeled, but it looked so amazing, and there don't seem to be many varieties like this, so I'm pretty sure of the identification. It had a spent flower spike on it--never having had any of my Sanseverias bloom, this excited me almost as much as the variegation!
A close-up of the leaf variegation. The vertical white/cream stripes are accented by a marbled green variegation. AWESOME.
These aren't from Ginkgo Gardens; I picked up Philodendron "Prince of Orange," Adenium obesum, Tillandsia, and Coffea from Garden District about a week after my Ginkgo Gardens visit. So far, everything seems fine, except A. obesum, which drops a leaf or two every once in a while, after its initial halfway-defoliated-from-shock-or-something-else event when I first brought it home.