The NC Arboretum was the last garden and the second to last stop on the first day of the Asheville Garden Bloggers Fling. That first day was a garden frenzy, six gardens and the BB Barnes garden center. Then my camera battery died and the spare was at the hotel. I hope someone took pictures at BB Barnes and posts them.
I tried to grow this Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia sp. It survived two winters in my wet spot before fading away in the Lush.
The Arboretum really has a very good plant collection that is displayed in a thoughtful and well designed manner. I might still have a sprig of the Nassella tenuissima out there in the Lush some where.
Two of my baby Yucca filamentosa are actually going to bloom this year and I have spied a place where I could get some of this corrugated culvert pipe if I should so desire. So far there is not much desire for that. It might be a bit too hip for my forest setting.
Always the bonsai at the NC Arboretum. Their collection is rather impressive as well as the display garden made just for the bonsai. I always come back from the Arboretum with a nice bonsai picture.
Now showing, Wicked Plants. The fat man is labeled High Fructose Corn Syrup. I bought the book and got it signed when Amy Stewart was there to speak the first week of May. Maybe this winter I will have time to read it.
Lately I have been passing out around 9:30 every other night as I get caught up with work kind work. I even picked up another new client. Just what I need. Word gets around in these small towns.