As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm part of a group of garden bloggers (myself, Heather, Loree, Jane and Ann) giving a presentation at Joy Creek Nursery this weekend!
If you are in the area, I hope you'll stop by, the presentation starts at 1pm and will be about 45 minutes long...bring lots of questions!
I was out at Joy Creek a few weeks ago, looking for some plants, but of course, I couldn't help by take some pictures as well!
Don't you just love Cotinus! They just have the most wonderful, rich coloring...especially when backlit.
How gorgeous is this fern...I would never have thought to plant it right along the driveway here...I always think of them as being delicate!
It was the height of the Columbine season the weekend I visited, and this white beauty caught my eye.
I'm a huge fan of Amsonias, in all their forms, they've been under-appreciated for so long, it's nice that they are finally starting to get some recognition. This is probably a form of Amsonia tabernaemontana.
There are few plant groups that I'm as clueless about as conifers...but that doesn't mean I can't still appreciate their beauty, right?
Kalmia is one of those plants that I totally forget about until I see one in bloom...then I wish I had room for one!
One of the most beautiful of grasses, Stipa gigantea, never fails to impress.
Another plant that I always forget about until I see it in another person's garden, Centaurea...love the color and those fascinating flowers...obviously, so do the bees.
Another conifer...love the needles and the cones...especially in their different stages.
I love the shape of these ground-hugging Clematis blooms.
This Spirea really caught my eye...what amazing color...and paired with the pink in the background, so eye-catching!
I remember seeing these Euphorbias on my last visit...they are transformed now, having bloomed...they are really wonderful, scattered about the garden.
Another bee favorite...the Lavender was buzzing with action...I was afraid to brush against it as I walked by...but luckily, its scent still wafted through the air.
Cool-season grasses already going golden!
I always visit this wonderful Rodgersia whenever I visit...so handsome!
I don't know why I forgot to look at the label of these plants in the retail area...Chrysanthemem pacificum, perhaps?
One of my all-time favorite grasses, Panicum 'Shenandoah', looking fabulous...already starting to flush with color!
Some more red-flushed foliage...I actually have no idea what this is.
You know I love Astrantias, and Joy Creek has quite a few scattered in its shady borders...they are, obviously, favorites of bees, as well!
The wonderful flowers of Phlomis...such a wonderful plant, and thanks to fellow blogger Ricki, I have some now! My favorite thing about this plant are the wonderful seedheads that persist until cut down in spring...they are so striking and sculptural.
Another wonderfully happy Amsonia.
Another Amsonia, but with much finer foliage than even the Amsonia hubrichtii I have. I think it might be a form of Amsonia ciliata.
I show this scene in every Joy Creek post...but I love it so much!
As beautiful as the flowers of Poppies are...I love those buds even more...and the seedheads that follow...oh yeah!
This is another gorgeous fern that flanks the front entry...I'm guessing Osmunda regalis?
Delphiniums are one of those plants that I adore...but have never been able to plant in my garden...they pretty much require staking...and I do enough of that already...still, at least I get to enjoy them here...so beautiful!
So there you have it, come out this weekend (Tomorrow, actually!) and see us at Joy Creek...and you can enjoy the garden, and shopping, of course!