The other thing Anita and I squeezed into our few hours of Austin tourism was a trip to the East Austin Succulents nursery. You know it’s cool and trendy because:
- It’s in east Austin
- The website is mostly pictures and hard to find links on
- They have a cute pug on the homepage of said website
- All employees were young, and if male, had very full beards
I’ve lived in Austin since 1997, but had never been to the neighborhood where the nursery is located, so I was as much a tourist as Anita was on this trip. I really enjoyed seeing all the fun and funky areas, and was impressed at how many community centers there are. I probably just happened to drive by them all.
In any case, we had a great deal of fun looking at some amazing plants. I was impressed both by how many very large and healthy specimens there were of both succulents and cacti, and by how many were in bloom. Some had teeny tiny flowers and some had really big ones.
We each got some interesting plants, and I got a few pots, as well. Anita says she will help me pot them, since she’s the expert in this garden genre. I’m the one that does orchids and pothos.
When I posted about the place on Facebook, lots of people chimed in about how much they love it, so hey, if you want some interesting succulents or cacti specimens, head on over! Prices ranged from $1.50 to over $500, so there’s something for everyone.
Oh, and I won a coupon for 15% off my next visit when I spun the Wheel of Succulent Fortune, so I guess we will be back, too!
Tarot is on hold. I asked Lee to bring me a deck, and he forgot. The poor dude is not a good remember-er, but I know he means well.