Sunday, August 10, 2014
A photo only my plant geek friends will fully appreciate
I've been neglecting my own garden, as well as my blogging, because this has been a busy week for me: on Tuesday I attended IGC East, a new trade show for independent garden centers; yesterday I attended the summer meeting of the Southeastern Palm Society, graciously hosted by Tony and Anita Avent at Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, North Carolina; and on the way home this morning I stopped at the JC Raulston Arboretum, also in Raleigh, to take some more photos. But the highlight of the week was definitely Plant Delights Nursery, and better yet, getting a personal guided tour (with other SPS members) of the nursery and Juniper Level Botanical Garden by Tony Avent himself.
Treasure chest of begonias, IGC East
Tony Avent leading a tour of Plant Delights Nursery
Entrance to J.C. Raulston Arboretum
It was a rainy weekend in Raleigh, but back home we've had virtually no rain for the last few weeks so add watering to my list of chores. But my garden is looking surprisingly good, especially considering the brutal winter it's recovering from. Lobelia cardinalis is putting on a particularly spectacular show this year. Lots more photos when I've recovered a bit... and after I've finished planting everything I brought home from Raleigh!