Monday, April 6, 2009
Greer Gardens – Famous for the Rare & Unusual
Ok so I admit it was that line “Famous for the Rare and Unusual” that got me. How could I resist? However I think I’ve been forever ruined by the Rare Plant Research open house, where you will see the truly rare and unusual. Still we enjoyed wandering the grounds on one of the first truly warm days of the season. We practically had the entire place to ourselves, it was lovely. There were several amazing rhododendron trees, including the one pictured above. Its leaves were huge and bent backwards and down towards the ground. I mistakenly thought they were in that position because Eugene had set a record cold temperature the night before (28 – burr!) but we were told that was normal. I thought the tree growing inside the greenhouse (below) was a great image, although part of it looked to be dead. I managed to come away empty handed, except for a free copy of their mail order catalog.