Yesterday me and my garden blogging buddy Janet The Queen of Seaford got together for another mini road trip. First she took me on an official tour of the Learning Garden in York county. It was an educational experience to view all the different gardens at this time of the year. Can’t wait to go back in the spring to see what it looks like then. I came home with a zillion photos and some seeds from a Camellia and a pretty annual Salvia. Can’t wait to try my hand at growing a Camellia from seed. Thanks Janet for the tour and the free seeds. 🙂
We also made an excursion over to the Yorktown waterfront, pass the battlefields to check out the cool plantings. I was quite surprised to see how many changes they had made to the area since Hurricane Isabel wiped this beach out in 2003. It has a quaint feel to it that reminds me of Colonial Williamsburg. I’m sure the shops and boardwalk have been a lovely tourist attraction, but the locals enjoy it as well. Couldn’t get over these Rudbeckia still blooming.
And of course I didn’t come home empty-handed since me & Janet did a mini-plantswap of our own. I shared some of my favorite Phlox ‘Robert Poore’ and a division of the Walking Iris (that Darla sent me). She generously gave me some divisions of Verbena bonariensis and Green Coneflower. I meant to get them planted before it started pouring last night. I’ll get on that today. Looks like even Spaz approves of the new additions for the garden. 🙂