Saturday, September 9, 2017
Awfully cute for a space alien
This is Sempervivum arachnoideum subs. tomentosum, but it answers to "Wooly Cobweb Houseleek." I saw these in a garden in Maine over twenty years ago and always wanted one. This one came from Joy Creek Nursery, a place I've been meaning to visit for more years than I care to admit.
I had the loveliest visit. I was the first customer of the day, and there was fresh coffee and a home-made chocolate chip cookie to see me through my perambulations through the plant tables and the twenty-five year garden, which was just wonderful and gave me all kinds of ideas.
Along with the the space alien, I came away with Daphne, Michaelmas daisies in four colors, a white
clematis, and three kinds of fuschias.