October on coastal Georgia brings bees, butterflies and blooms. While my gardens in New Canaan CT were prepping for a cold Autumn and Winter by October, this climate encourages the garden to continue delighting the gardener. I was fortunate to be able to go on a small private garden tour early in the week on Skidaway Island where the owners were developing a passion for gingers. I love the gingers, so this was a morning I couldn’t pass up.
Many of the gingers weren’t in bloom, but the owner had an I Pad to show us the many varieties he grows.
Today on a warm overcast morning, I drove to the Georgia Southern State campus in Savannah to walk along the many paths that encompass a 268 acre arboretum.
The garden areas are spread around the campus, so a long, reflective stroll was the order of the day. Stopping to examine new plants, I tried to photograph the ones unknown to me along with their tags.
The vine above was growing up and through a shrub in the Conifer Garden. Do you recognize it? It is similar to the Blue Moon vine I grow, but I’v
e never seen pink!
I am growing a stag horn fern on a board, at home, but I’ve never thought to grow one on a tree directly, un
til I saw this.
I spent an hour walking the campus, so there is much more to see. I may save the rest for another post. But I can’t leave this post without remarking on the glorious Overstory of magnificent trees.
So, check back next week, for a continuation of the walk on campus, once known as Armstrong State, but now part of the Georgia State University system.
I remind you to visit thePropagator http://thepropagator.wordpress.com for a look around a British garden and to connect with other gardeners around the world. His Six on Saturday is always a joy.
Our neighbor has a plant that I now know to be brugsmania. Sounds like a serious mental health problem…….
Nice to see so many plants still chugging along in the warmth rather than shutting down 😉
The gingers are cool. I saw a few overwintering in Philly, maybe in another few years I’ll give them a try here!