I wanted some fish for dinner but our local supermarket usually only has frozen imported seafood, so we decided to visit our favourite seafood shop about a half hour drive away. It's near where John used to work and he would often pick some up on the way home. Since he retired we've had no reason to head to that part of town but their fish is top quality and worth the drive.
As we got close I remembered there was also a great nursery nearby. They have one of the best ranges of tropical plants in Brisbane. Their plants were always healthy and reasonably priced, but I hadn't been there in a long time. While we're so close it was a shame not to see what they have.
So that was how it started.
The nursery had a good range of tropical plants but we were very good and didn't succumb to temptation ... until we saw their succulents - some quite advanced and their prices were still good. That's what we need for the front entrance - some succulents. (my new obsession)
We came home with a boot full - including Euphorbia lactea varigated, Euphorbia tirucalli (fire sticks), a couple of Aeonium atropureum (sunburst), two jade plants - Portulacaria afra, two flap jacks - Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, a sempervivum and some that weren't labeled so I may never know what they are. We have a dark red door so I chose some that have a reddish tinge to "match".
The pavers still need a good clean, but we now have a new look entrance to the house
and hopefully now we will finally have the fish for dinner as well.