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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Today's Flowers: Regular storms helps gardens in the heat

We've had a hot June and early July but the frequent storms are keeping the gardens happy along with occasional cooler nights and days.


Although some of the storms have been strong enough to knock off a few limbs for the most part we haven't had much damage.


I also think that our wet winter and spring helps because bushes and trees with deep roots have plenty of moisture to draw from on the dry days.


The photographs in this post are from the J C Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.


In addition to the meandering section of the garden there are also large beds of specimen plants.


Over the fence are more plants but they are not open to the public.


The area beyond the fence are for the horticulture, floriculture and botany students at NCSU.


NCSU also has a large agriculture department and veterinary school which has pastures with horses and cows close by. 


I took the shot below as I was walking out of the lath house into the Japanese Garden.


The shot below is of a portion of the garden devoted to landscape design student projects where there are postage lot size urban gardens which the student work displayed.



Judy said...

What a huge variety of gardens to choose from!! And it must be huge! The college garden I visit has that fenced area, too, for the students. I love the shot of the hibiscus!

Indrani said...

Beautiful pictures. I want to spend a quiet evening sitting on the bench there.

Felicia said...

lovely images. looks like a wonderful arboretum.

Ela said...

Amazing place and great pictures !
I love to visit inspiring gardens !
Have a nice weekend :)

DeniseinVA said...

Such a lovely place to visit and great photos Carver. Glad the rain didn't do too much damage. We've had quite a lot around here too though it is dry right now. Thanks for joining up with Today's Flowers again :))))

Anonymous said...

Carver, this is lovely. Here in Madison, we have the Olbrich Gardens, including a Thai meditative temple... there's a poem I need to write about that!

The photo leaving the Japanese garden, I could almost smell the wood. Cows and horses and pasture, that is some expansive plot of land, inked with color and nurtured by God.

Thanks so much for commenting on Rollie's funeral. You're right about my sis having no say, plus her son had never even been in a church except to be Christened (one of those "just in case" Christian traditions!). So the 4-year-old was running around the casket in circles, to the horror of Grandma. Jo said, "Let him do what he wants. She's the one with the problem." LOL Amy

maryaustria said...

There are such a lot of wonderful flowers! An amazing place!

January said...

The garden is very nice! And the flowers too.. :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love this spot~ One of my favorite places (even though I've never been there!)...thanks for taking us along on your walks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love this spot~ One of my favorite places (even though I've never been there!)...thanks for taking us along on your walks.

lina@women perspective said...

So many beauties there, Carver.
Thanks for sharing and stopping by.

Hannah said...

What a beautiful garden, I wish I could have studied at such a place. I visited my grandparents in South Carolina, and saw the dark rain clouds in the distance with the curtains of rain pouring down, spectacular! I particularly like the splendid red hibiscus flowers in front of the corn. The blue posts are elegant too, I've seen blue in gardens in Europe too.


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