OH MAN!! I thought we missed out here too. Have no fear, we were early, they were just opening. We explored the grounds, the shop, the greenhouse and their planting beds....lots of interesting plant material.
The lilies were just gorgeous.
Here is an interesting flower very white and spidery.......
Hymenocallis - harrisiana
Perhaps the most bizarre flower is the Dracunculus vulgaris. If you need a focal plant, this could the one for you.
Here is a beauty, almost looks like the inside of the petals are peacock feathers.
Click on the photo and you can read the plant label- Calochortus.
I am a fan of Alliums, there were plenty to see today!
After some purchases we went out to the parking lot and my car didn't start. Yes, this is the same car that didn't start back on May 15th. Since we got home on the 15th it has been fine---until today. A kind young man who works at Brent and Becky's jumped the car and we were on our way. Pressing my luck, we stopped at another nursery on our way home. Racquel got some more plants and I found some sweet potatoes and beets at their produce stand. And guess what happened next??? Right! A nice young man jumped the car and we were on our way.
We live across the York River from our shopping mecca. The Coleman Bridge is a swing bridge to allow ship traffic to and from Yorktown. Again, as luck would have it.....it was open!! I worried about the car stalling as we waited. We did make it home and we off loaded plants while I left the car running and we parted ways, promising to make another road trip soon. My car is up at the shop and it isn't the battery, it is the alternator.
Here are my goodies from today.
A tiny caladium, Eucomis - Sparkling Burgundy, and a replacement for my dead Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'. Now to figure out where to put them. Good dilemma!