Yesterday was a beautiful fall day and we decided to take a drive to Crystal Springs, MS for the flower festival. This is put on by the MS State Univ. Extension Service. We didn't know what to expect but we had a marvelous time! They had seminars, plant vendors, workshops, exhibits and demonstration gardens.
These two pictures are from the shade garden. The first was of various shades of impatiens. The second is a garden of coleus, impatiens and begonias. Just simple plants but beautiful colors.
This garden was made up of verbena, mums, Diamond frosts, and gaura. Once again simple flowers but just a beautiful display.They were doing trials of banana trees which are really neat. Got us to thinking maybe we need a couple in our yard.This is a bed of New Guinea impatiens they had grown out in the boiling hot sun all summer. Aren't they magnificent? This is a sunpatiens trial bed.I had to take this picture just because of the beautiful fall colors planted together.
I have never seen a morning glory bloom like this one. The bloom is obviously a double. I really like the raspberry color. Sorry the close up isn't better. The sun was very bright and I couldn't see well.I'm a fan of grasses and love this display of Muhly in front of the pampas. We have sold Muhly grass at work but I wasn't ever a big fan. Maybe I should change my mind?!?This is a new plant for me but probably not for a lot of you. I like the shrubby like growth habit and the color. This would be a great addition to a garden. It's probably a big hummingbird magnet.For the last flower picture I had to get this beautiful hibiscus posted. It was just so large and gorgeous. I do love hibiscus!
I hope you enjoyed the flower fest as much as we did. Next post will be about vegetable gardening. I have never seen such beautiful plants. You won't want to miss it!!!