Friday 30 July 2010 - Filed under General
A few weeks ago I had a to drive up to Seattle for a conference. I figured there surely must be an opportunity for some plant ogling along the way. Loree tipped me off to a place she’d heard of – Jungle Fever Exotics in Tacoma.
They don’t have a website, I couldn’t find hours online, I wasn’t even sure they’d be open on a Sunday. For my Seattle friends who may be able to visit, I noted their hours: Mon – Sat 1- 6, Sunday 11 – 5, April – August. I found someone’s blog from 2008 raving about a January visit, and even then, it was an inspiration. Nurseries you can count on for a wintertime pick me up are worth their weight in gold. I’ll definitely stop by again when I visit the in laws in the area over the holidays.
Uncertainty aside, with a name like Jungle Fever, it was worth the gamble. Clearly there is a passionate gardener at work. Really, even if it had been closed, it wouldn’t have been a disappointment. The garden that spills out of the fenced nursery is reward enough.
And oh yes, I almost forgot, plants you can take home with you. It’s not the biggest nursery around, but you can find plenty of plants to fall in love with. I had a soft spot for this opuntia potsii in bloom.
For extra fanciness, Jungle Fever is right next to the Point Defiance ferry terminal. We continued on our way to Seattle via Vashon Island, which includes two ferry rides and a short beautiful drive through the island, and it sure beats taking I5 through Tacoma. Business trip win!
2010-07-30 » megan