In this episode of Garden Travels, journey along side Dave as he travels to Washington DC where the USNA works to introduce, evaluate, and release hardy trees for gardens and parks through their tree development programs. The Flowering Tree Collection is just one aspect of the dramatic flower filled grounds of the USNA. Other important gardens include the spectacular Asian Garden, elegant Herb Garden and revered National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.
Then Dave visited with renowned plantsman, Tony Avent, at his garden and nursery outside of Raleigh, NC. The garden is an expression of his personal taste for plants and his constant search for excellent plant material that will survive the brutally hot summers of the South and stretch the limits of cold tolerance. His taste for the exotic and uncommon can be seen everywhere.
Be warned: you must bring both your spirit of garden experimentation and your appreciation of Tony’s sharp wit and dry humor to enjoy all that Plant Delights offers.
Dave’s favorites from this episode include: Protea,Mink Protea, Eryngium and Sea Holly.