This time we headed north.
The first nursery we visited was the furthest away - almost an hour. We intended slowly making our way back visiting nurseries on the way.
I fell I love with the first nursery. Rosemount nursery is near Bli Bli . The first thing we noticed (near the car park) was their pots - a huge variety at really good prices. From that moment I knew I'd be coming back.
Then we discovered the plants. They were all so healthy and well tended.
Their "tropical" area was huge. This is only a small part. I could picture quite a few living in our garden.
But we were on a fact-finding mission - no buying today.... so we kept going.
We visited three more nurseries in the Buderim area before we stopped for lunch.
This vertical garden gave me some ideas. It's simply pots of geraniums so would be reasonably easy to care for.
The other nurseries were OK but over lunch I kept thinking of the first one and we both agreed it was one of the best we'd seen, so you can guess what happened next.
We doubled back.
We filled the car.
We came home.
The haul - 3 Bangalow Palms, 3 cardboard cycads Zamia furfuracea, 2 pots of tiger grass Thysanolaena maxima, 2 dracaena tricolour and a Cousin It Casuarina glauca.
I guess we'll have to go back and check the rest out another time - and visit the Yandina Markets which I've been told has great plants for sale. Next time we'll take a bigger car and maybe the trailer.