“Botanical Gardens”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Wow! What a busy week. I am certainly looking forward to this weekend. Maybe some garden work and a lot of rest and relaxation.
Last weekend was the garden show at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. I’ll post about that next time. Tonight, I just wanted to show you some of the nice areas of the Botanical Gardens.
First, there was a wall of purple hyacinth bean vines. It was spectacular and made me want to grow this next summer.
While strolling the grounds, we suddenly turned a corner and were stopped dead in our tracks by this huge staghorn fern. It was at least five feet across. It was tremendous. I wonder where it is overwintered? It would have to be a very big space.
The flower beds were gorgeous this year. They were mostly blues and purples, a very nice combination for full sun since they tend to “cool” things down.
The Amaranth surrounded by the globe amaranth was a stand out.
And, finally, my favorite, a stand of Cosmopolitan grass. I would love to have this in my garden, but I have not been able to find it locally. I guess next year I will have to break down and buy it online.
One of the nice things about visiting a botanical garden is that you get ideas for your own garden. Next year, I will definitely have to have the purple hyacinth bean vine and the Cosmopolitan grass.