Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nursery Jaunt: Dancing Oaks

A FEW WEEKENDS AGO my friend Vickie and I went to Dancing Oaks Nursery. We have to make at least one trip per gardening season because of the enchanting gardens and the delectable plant inventory. And, it's only a pleasant, twenty or so minute drive from my house! I've detailed and photographed previous trips here and here.  

This time I just took random photos of the gardens in early April. 

Ornamental Rhubarb making its spring debut

Probably the most health stand of Pulsatilla I've ever seen

Ditto for the Heucherella here. 

With the deep red of the Acer foliage, what's not to love? 

It was drizzling when I took this photo of the upper water feature. 

Even the weeds were pretty. You gotta love this Henbit. 


Luscious little bells 

This Pulmonaria was exquisite.
I think it's 'Raspberry Splash'

Don't you love these ingenious posts for insulators? 

I'm always jealous of Fred and Leonard's many healthy Daphne plants.
This one is D. 'Lawrence Crocker'. So fragrant.
Check out this Veratrum! 
It made me think of Loree of Danger Garden and her recent post about this scrumptious plant.

Muscari are allowed to naturalize

Very cool garden art

Euphorbia robbinae and variegated Lunaria 

Of course, outstanding hellebores! 

I couldn't resist capturing these bright red Semps.
Aren't they cool? 
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