Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Duke gardens

We took a trip to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens today, and about halfway through, I realized I could take some pictures and phone in an easy blog post.  Haha, not really, but I took these pictures for myself, to remember some evergreen plants I could use.

This picture is a little hard to read, but its Eucomis "Tugela Jade" according to the tag, but that does NOT look like the picture at Plant Delights.  I'm thinking it must be something else, or mislabeled.

This one is definitely not mislabeled, because they left the actual plant tag on it!  In my mind, they must have just picked it up at Lowes, haha.  Its Pinus thunbergii 'Thunderhead' and I just love how it looks!  Might have to pick this one up...

Darn it if we don't have another misidentified plant.  Maybe they pulled the Mullein, put these new plants in? There were quite a few of them in their beds leading down to the terraced garden.  Mysterious plant, what is your name?! I like your big showy leaves, and you are still alive after our recent frosts.

Update! Erica Glasener happened to post a picture  of this plant in her garden, its a Farfugium japonicum 'Giganteum.'

Well, I don't have to worry about mis-identification here: that's a red bridge. You're welcome, America!

Such a beautiful afternoon for a trip to these gardens, we are so lucky to have them in our town.


  1. We stopped here on our trip last spring and loved it. I LOVED the terraced gardens.

    1. They are really fantastic! I have the worst luck with the terraced gardens, I always manage to show up right when they are changing out the plants for the next phase. So its always teeny little newbie plants. Its still very beautiful. Hard to capture in pictures though. If you visit again, I'll have to point you in the direction of some of our best places to eat, I am sure you will appreciate them.