I met up with Janet this morning for a short excursion out to Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester, VA. We were going to visit Les at Smithfield Gardens, but he was off today. So we will be visiting you Les another time which just means we will get to take another roadtrip. We had a good time exploring the display gardens and picking out new goodies to bring home. It was also fun seeing plant combinations such as the two Asiatic Lillies in the photo collage above. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a name for these two but I love how the dark colored pink is echoed on the edge of the Lily in front. The Foxtail Lillies above caught my eye as well, this particular one is called ‘Cleopatra’ and there was a yellow in the photo below called ‘Lemon Meringue’ . I will be ordering both of these for fall planting.
In the display bulb field the varieties are labeled so if something was blooming it was nice to look down and see the name. The Alliums had interesting seed heads as well as blooms. And me and Janet couldn’t figure out why the Mimosa Tree in the upper left photo had this lime green foliage, this lighter foliage looked like blooms from a distance. It doesn’t look like the weedy Mimosa we see growing along the road everywhere. Could it be the new growth that is lighter in tone?
We also stopped at another nursery we spotted on the way back . Here’s my new purchases from both places, I showed great restraint don’t you thing? lol They are as follows: the two yellow bloomers are Proven Winners Superbells ‘Saffron’ or Calibrachoa, Eucomis comosa (Pineapple Lily) in the back, and the tiny white & green foliage is Caladium humboldtii. Isn’t it a cutie? Sorry I realized after I uploaded this photo it was a bit blurry.