I can't believe I still have Spring Fling pictures to share with you, my readers. I will make this a final post on this wonderful gardening experience.
After we got back from the mountain gardens Daricia and I decided we wanted to go to the North Carolina Botanical Garden. It was a beautiful evening and I am so glad we went. Some told us that many of the spring blooming ephemerals had bloomed early due to the early spring weather. We found a lot to enjoy nonetheless. It was super walking through the garden with Daricia, she is very good with her native plant IDs.
|Ferns and Heuchera in rock crevices|
|Iris in the pond near entrance|
|Silene virginica, blooming in many areas|
|Polygonatum (possibly commutatun)|
|Goat's Beard, Aruncus dioicus|
|Perfoilate Bellwort, Uvularia perfoliata|
|Lots of mixed foliage with lots of color and texture interest|
|Loving these giant leaved hostas!|
|What a colorful birdbath, nestled in the shade with ferns and hostas and other goodies|
Imagine my delight when I saw all these beautiful pitcher plants in this amazing pond element. The sounds of falling water hides the traffic noise, you forget you are right on the street.
|Complete with Koi|
|I think this is the perfect water feature!|
Nan's garden was amazing. Hers was truly an edible yard! In addition to the gardens, her house was most interesting. The siding was bark, tree bark. She and her husband chose poplar bark shingles to finish their house. Bark shingles last about 80 years and are a 'Green' product, salvaged from timber operations. They have a high insulation value-- what a choice!!
|Peonies mixed in with lettuces.|
|Full view of the bark shingles.|
Did I say the festivities were over?? Well, not completely. Lisa Wagner opened her home for us to come by and visit. She has posted pictures of her garden boxes many times, it was fun to see them in person.
|A favorite Penstemon, viewed a few places on our tours. |
Penstemon pensham 'Amelia Jayne'
Our trip wasn't all gardens, we explored Asheville and dined with new friends.
|The Carolinas meet Texas!|
from left to right- Julie Growing Delights, me, Daricia A Charlotte Garden, Pam Digging, Diana Sharing Natures Garden and Vicki Playin Outside
Listened to the Drum Circle
Enjoyed street musicians
Loved all the sculptures throughout the streets.
|Homage to The Bloggess|
Thanks for taking this trip with me. It was such a great time; super gardens, great people, wonderful camaraderie, and photo - ops galore!! I hope to do another Garden Bloggers Spring Fling... next year is San Francisco.
Many of you know our daughter's big day was this past weekend. Now that I am home will be getting back to reading and commenting ---
it was a perfect day!
|Time to add 'Alexander the Great' daylily to|
the family garden!
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