These two below shots were not found in the sunken garden, but I just loved the look of the crinum lillies against the coneflowers. Maybe its because I have a two year old girl, but I loved that pink overload!
And this beauty, has made me really, really, really want a cast iron plant like this in my yard. Now, do I have enough shade to pull it off, that's the real question. I just adore this look though. Gotta at least try it. This particular variety is called 'Snow Cap' and boy do I want to get one. I wasn't that impressed when I saw it originally on their website, but in person, its just gorgeous.
The best part of the trip was finding the plant I saw in display gardens ages ago and finally buying it. This gorgeous Iris, Joie de Vivre is sitting in a pot of water right now, and I'm going to plant it along my back fence. It stays pretty soggy there even during the summer, and I'm hoping that it lives up to its claims of 5 foot wide clumps in 3 years in rich, moist soil. We'll see!