04 November 2017

2017 Garden Bloggers Fling - Day 3

The trips on the third and final day were spent in the Virginia countryside for the most part. Private gardens as well as a final stop at a public garden were on the schedule. These are some highlights of the first half of the day.

Tammy's Garden, Bristow
Our hostess Tammy's garden was the one of the first stops for the day. Located on the outskirts where suburbia meets country, the garden was my kind of place. Loads of natural arrangement looked like my yarden, but there were no vegetables mixed in with the flowers.



Looks like this place is a gnome home.

The owner is especially fond of gardening for nature. Lots of birdhouses and natives.



My master gardener group meets at Merrifield Garden Center in Fairfax. Our fling tour took us to Merrifield's sister facility further out (and much larger) in Gainesville. Look what the people at Merrifield left out for us. Of course, everyone bought something -- I picked up a Mojito Colocasia.

Linda's Garden, The Plains
The front and large backyard gardens featured water and pathways meandering around the grounds of an old historic home.



A very interesting begonia color

A tiny coleus with absolutely no green

I would love to know what this white daylily is.

A Thai temple bird house



Never found out the name of this hydrangea with just a hint of blue. Stunning.

2 comments:

Casa Mariposa said...
What a wonderful post! Sorry I'm late to commenting. I moved to a new house and life has been crazy. I'm so glad you like my garden. :o) I still need to find a home for many of the plants before it sells. Email me if you're interested.
Swimray said...
Thanks. I have been reading your blog on your new house.
Ray