Use Your Imagination / Usa Tu Imaginación

WE DROVE FRIDAY to our favorite garden center, Viveros Guzman, in the town of Alhaurín de la Torre. Amazingly, we didn’t buy a thing. And just look at all the temptation! But we did have lunch at the excellent restaurant inside the garden center.

FUIMOS EL VIERNES a nuestro viveros favorito, Viveros Guzmán, en la ciudad de Alhaurín de la Torre. Sorprendentemente, no compramos nada. ¡Y mira toda la tentación! Pero almorzamos en el excelente restaurante dentro del centro de jardinería.

I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED “A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR.”
YO PREFERÍA “UN CABALLO DE UN COLOR DIFERENTE” (SIGNIFICA “HARINA DE OTRO COSTAL”).
IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE KANGAROOS, THERE ARE ALWAYS SHEEP AND COWS (AND THERE’S EVEN A RHINO).
SI NO TE GUSTAN LOS CANGUROS, SIEMPRE HAY OVEJAS Y VACAS (Y INCLUSO HAY UN RINOCERANTE).

ARE THESE FROM THE PAINTED DESERT IN ARIZONA?!?
¿¡¿SON ESTOS DEL DESIERTO PINTADO DE ARIZONA?!?
OK, NONE OF THE ABOVE, BUT THIS ONE PLANT… MAYBE NEXT TIME.
BUENO, NINGUNOS DE LOS ANTERIORES, PERO ESTA PLANTA… QUIZÁS LA PRÓXIMA VEZ.
POTATO STEW.
CAZUELA DE PATATAS.
HAKE.
MERLUZA.
MILHOJAS (LAYERS OF PUFF PASTRY AND CREAM). YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE. I SUPPOSE YOU’LL HAVE TO USE YOUR IMAGINATION.
MILHOJAS. DEBERÍAS HABER ESTADO ALLÍ. SUPONGO QUE TENDRAS QUE USAR TU IMAGINACIÓN. 

Chocolate And Barrel Cactus

San Geraldo and I were back Wednesday at Viveros Guzman (the unbelievable garden center in Alhaurín de la Torre, about 30 minutes away). We bought more plants and pots for inside and on the terrace. Some things need to be transplanted, so for now I’ll show you what we brought home. I’ll share photos again once they’re planted and positioned.

(Click the images. You won’t believe how big some things get.)

FICUS MICROCARPA, BONSAI. ALSO KNOWN AS:
CHINESE, MALAYAN, OR TAIWAN BANYAN; INDIAN LAUREL; CURTAIN FIG; OR GAJUMARU.
FOR THE DRACAENA BEHIND IT,
WHICH MAY NEVER MOVE AGAIN!
A QUIRKY CENTERPIECE FOR THE TABLE ON THE TERRACE.
IT ATTACKED SAN GERALDO AT THE GARDEN CENTER.
OF COURSE WE HAD LUNCH AT PAPAS FRITAS Y HUEVOS.
DESSERT WAS NATILLAS DE CHOCOLATE!
NOTICE SAN GERALDO PULLING AWAY
BEFORE I COULD GET THIS OLIVE TREE IN THE CAR?!?
I WANTED IT FOR THE TERRACE [IN MY DREAMS].