Is there anything more miraculous than taking a walk on a late January afternoon in zone 7a and encountering masses of flowers? Not "winter interest", no, but full-on, voluptuous, lipstick-colored blossoms? This is Camellia 'Autumn Pink Icicle' -- thriving at Green Spring Gardens -- which is a hybrid of the already cold hardy 'Pink Icicle',... Continue Reading →
Testing out a new camera phone and trying to take pictures of nature with a companion who wanted to be featured in every shot. At Green Spring Gardens. Alexandria, VA.
Check out the little cutie I stumbled upon at Green Spring Gardens' plant shop a few days ago: What you're looking at here, my friends, is a baby Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum) which (in case you've been living in Antarctica or something) you know is one one of the most coveted of ornamental trees. Well,... Continue Reading →
Here's a few pics I've taken recently of some cool-looking tree trunks. The first was taken at Green Spring Gardens in Annandale, VA, one of my favorite garden haunts. They have a few mature crape myrtles in front of the visitor center there with the prettiest cinnamon-brown bark you've ever seen. It helps that the... Continue Reading →