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Metro Magazine – Winter Interest Under Way for Umstead Hotel and Spa

Winter Interest Under Way For Umstead Hotel and Spa

In the winter, the garden is often thought of as the pause season until spring returns; an interruption in the time when a garden can be beautiful.  Often, the winter season isn’t based on the solstice, but rather, from first to last frost; too long a pause not to plan for the season.

With the fine weather we experience from the Triangle to the coast, we have the potential to garden year round.  No snow to compete with, we can add to the landscape so that our gardens can be just as interesting in winter as they are in spring, summer or fall.  What you do in winter, will also enhance other season’s appeal.

Even with a professional design, the winter interest aspects are often overlooked.  It’s never too late to evaluate your garden’s winter appeal.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa, in Cary, NC, recently did just that.  Landscape designer, Suzanne Edney, of Custom Landscapes, Inc., was brought in to evaluate and add winter interest elements to the 6 acres surrounding the Five Star hotel.

“My mission was to give a ‘sense of place’ by using cultivars and ornamentals that have characteristics of North Carolina plants,” says Suzanne.  Working directly with Ann Goodnight, Suzanne evaluated and added to the existing design.  What Suzanne found was many of the plants used in the original design were deciduous perennials, therefore, the landscape looked bare from December to April.  Suzanne’s design added to the ground plane and broke up a single plane of plantings.

This sense of place is an important factor for hotels of this caliber. As Suzanne explained, “When you arrive at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, you want to know that your are in NC, not in Italy or Miami or some other place.”

Plum yew, juniper, and Hellebores were some of the ground covers used in the design along with boulders to fill voids while giving the eye a restful place to pause.  Grasses were added to give movement, evergreen vines, perennials and shrubs such as Clematis Armandii, poet’s laurel, Fatsia, roof iris, Spirea, and Deodara Cedar were added for winter interest and to add rhythm to the design.

Implantation of the design began this fall and will continue through the winter.  It will be most interesting to visit often during this time to see how the transformation progresses.

Now and after the holidays is a great time to evaluate your winter landscape.  Plan on making your winter more interesting with plants and other elements such as boulders, benches, or accents.  You too will be enjoying your garden all winter long.

FOR MORE WINTER INTEREST

The JC Raulston Arboretum hosts an annual A Walk in the Winter Garden program in February each year.  Enjoy a winter garden themed presentation and tours and see what the winter garden has to offer.  Visit their Web site at http://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/ for details

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™

Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her facebook friend’s page, Helen Yoest or Gardening With Confidence™ Face Book Fan Page.

Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum

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Making a Hypertufa Trough – Better Homes and Gardens

Modeled after ancient stone troughs once used to hold water and feed for livestock, contemporary troughs are made from hypertufa.

Hypertufa troughs are easy to make, cool containers for use in any garden style.

Beth Jimenez and Amelia Lane, owners of Lasting Impressions, in Raleigh, NC, will show you how to make your own inexpensive hypertufa troughs at home.

Once you learn the secret to making these containers, you may not want to stop at just one; a grouping of containers of various sizes makes a striking garden collection.

For the full story, visit Better Homes and Gardens – Making a Hypertufa Trough

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™

Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her facebook friend’s page, Helen Yoest or Gardening With Confidence™ Face Book Fan Page.

Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum

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Seasonal Wisdom’s Blog Post Helen’s Haven Winter Faves

Part IV: Favorite Winter Plants (North Carolina)

Helen Yoest in the back center with others from the Raleigh Garden Club after a monthly maintenance in the Winter Garden at the JC Raulston Arboretum

An excerpt from Seasonal Wisdom’s posting…

There may be a snow storm or two, but Raleigh, N.C. (Zone 7B) enjoys more moderate winters than the first three locations featured in this Favorite Winter Plants series. In fact, you can pretty much garden all winter long, reports garden writer and coach Helen Yoest. And she should know. Helen not only owns Gardening With Confidence™, she also serves on the board of advisors for JC Raulston Arboretum.  For the full story, please visit Seasonal Wisdom.

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™

Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her facebook  friend’s page, Helen Yoest or Gardening With Confidence™ Face Book Fan Page.

Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum

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Guest Blog Post @ Ecosystem Gardens- Helen’s Haven Wildlife Habitat

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Helen’s Haven Wildlife Habitat

The birds take flight as I walk down the garden path; otherwise I’m alone. Light is low in the morning hours with scents in the air to attract me and the wildlife.

My garden, Helen’s Haven, is enjoyed by me, my kids, the wildlife. Helen’s Haven was designed with all in mind.

A garden full of color, scent, flower, texture, and wildlife is a way of life for my kids (8, 9, and 13); they don’t know any better. Often, they will ask why other kid’s from school don’t have gardens that are flush with flowers, why they aren’t luring lizards, or chasing fireflies in the cool of the early summer evening. It’s all in a days adventure with the Yoest family; we wouldn’t have it any other way….See the full story please visit Carole Brown’s blog post:  Helen’s Haven Wildlife Habitat

Copy and photos by Helen Yoest

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening With Confidence Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her Facebook page, the Gardening With Confidence fan page. Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum.

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In Print – Carolina Gardener – Handling Houseplant Pest

The November/December of Carolina Gardner is out. Included in this issue is my story on Handling Houseplant Pests.  Unfortunately, it cannot be downloaded.   Pick up a copy today!

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Handling Houseplant Pests

INTRODUCTION

There are many reasons to add houseplants around the home – to freshen the air, to bring calmness to a room, or to charm a corner.    But when houseplants fall prey to pests, their charm can be eluded.

If caught early, houseplant pests are easy to rid.  The best course of action is to not bring infested plants home, but if they are, treat them as soon as they are realized.

Before purchasing a new houseplant choose carefully.  Look under the leaves and at the stems for signs of pests.   For those houseplants at home, inspect regularly.  Most pests attack weak plants, so keeping your plants healthy and happy are also a must.

By knowing how to identify the most common pests before purchasing a houseplant and being able to identify a pest on an existing houseplant so that it may be treated quickly, is your best defense.

MOST COMMON HOUSEPLANT PESTS and THEIR TREATMENT

Most common pests include aphids, fungus gnats, mealy bug, spider mites, scale, and whiteflies.

Aphids

Aphids can be black, gray, orange, and green.  Their movement is slow.  At first glance, they appear to be motionless, but look closely, and you will detect very slow movement. Typically, they can be found in clusters on the undersides of leaves, on flower buds, at the growing tips, and where the leaves meet the stem.

To treat, simply take the affected plant and spray either under the tap for small plants, or in the tub shower for larger plants.  The water pressure will knock them off and they will go down the drain.  If the infestation is particularly bad, spray the houseplant with an insecticidal soap.

Fungus Gnats

These tiny black flies are often found flying around houseplants.  They are mainly a nuisance and won’t hurt the plant.  Getting rid of them is easy since they live only in overly moist soil.

If you have fungus gnats, it’s a sign of overwatering your plants.  To treat, simply water less often and they will disappear.  If they are particularly troublesome, unpot the plant, wash the soil from the roots, and repot with fresh soil.

Mealy bugs

Mealy bugs look more like a tuff of cotton than a bug.  Typically, mealy bugs are found adhering to the plant where leaves join the stem, and sometimes in the roots, as well.

To treat, moisten a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and wipe them off.  Repeat in a week or so in case any eggs were left behind.

For a severe infestation, spray the plant with an insecticidal soap. If you have root mealies, wash all the soil off the roots and repot with fresh soil.

Scale

A scale infestation is when the leaves look like they have scabs on their “skin.”

Scale attach themselves to the undersides of leaves and is protected by a hard outer shell, making insecticidal soap sprays useless.

To treat a light infestation, moisten a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and wipe down each leaf.  For more involved infestations, try spraying with Neem oil.  If an infestation is heavy and the plant has begun to turn yellow, disposal is the only option.

Spider Mites

These tiny spider-like insects are hard to see with the naked eye.  The first sign of infestation are white webs that appear between leaves and stems. They thrive in hot dry conditions.  Under watering creates an idea condition for spider mites.  Mist leaves regularly, especially in winter when central heating dries out the air.

To treat an existing infestation, give the plant a shower under the tap or in the tub, and repeat in a week or so.  If infestation is advance to where the plant is losing leaves, spray with an insecticidal soap.

Whiteflies

These tiny, moth-like insects rise above a moved plant in a great cloud before resettling.  They usually occur in large numbers and spread quickly from plant to plant.

Winged adults are the stage most commonly seen; however it’s the feeding of the immature nymph stage are what causes the damage to the leaves.  Whitefly nymphs are scale-like in shape, translucent color, and fairly immobile.  Feeding on the leaf undersides, whitefly nymphs are often inconspicuous and easily overlooked.

Getting rid of them is difficult.  To treat, spray every three days with an insecticidal soap.  If this doesn’t work, the plant should be disposed of.

The best defense against houseplant pest infestations is prevention and early treatment.  Keeping houseplants healthy by matching the plant with the right light and water, and avoiding the extremes, will give you and your houseplants many years of enjoyment.

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To make houseplant insecticidal soap, add about 6 drops of a liquid detergent into a quart spray bottle.  Fill with water, shake.

Commercial products are also available.

Pick up a copy today!

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Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening With Confidence Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her Facebook page, the Gardening With Confidence fan page. Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum.

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Fine Gardening blog – October Inspiration

Tropical snail vine (Vigna caracalla)

Tropical snail vine (Vigna caracalla)

……As I travel down the herb garden path, my legs brush Rosemary grown wide from the summer sizzle.  The fragrance fills the fall air.  A memory of a delicious meal of roasted chicken seasoned with Rosemary comes to mind.  Reflecting for only moment until a butterfly catches my eye.  In a dance that appears to be a fickle flutter, the butterfly finds the most desirable lantana flower.  The musky scent of the lantana seems irresistible to the butterfly…..

Thought you might enjoy this piece for Fine Gardening Blog called, October Inspiration

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening With Confidence

Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her Face Book friend’s page, Helen Yoest or Gardening With Confidence’s Fan page.

Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum

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Fine Gardening blog – September Inspiration

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…Reds dominate. Yellows generate. Purples empower. Grasses sway, with flags as flowers. Finches steady themselves as they feed on seeds. The box turtle moseys around the tomatoes eating what the birds or deer knocked to the ground. Life abounds. September was made for sitting on the patio to watch in wonder.

Thought you might enjoy this piece for Fine Gardening Blog called, September Inspiration.

Enjoy!

Helen Yoest
Gardening With Confidence

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In Print – Triangle Gardener – Creating a Wildlife Habitat at Home

The September/October, 2009 issue of Triangle Gardener is out.  This issue features my story entitled Creating a Wildlife Habitat at Home. Triangle Gardener

David and Lara Rose putting up a screech owl box

David and Lara Rose putting up a screech owl box

Creating a Wildlife Habitat at Home

As the days grow shorter, we settle into a routine and feel the comfort of home.  Much of the wildlife does the same; but for some wildlife, home is down south.  Fall is a great time to create a wildlife habitat as these winged wonders look for food on their migration home.

Creating a wildlife habitat in your own backyard is simple to do and richly rewarding.  Your wildlife garden can be a container garden, window box, a corner carved out in a traditional landscape, or an entire suburban lot.

Engaging children in this activity helps create the next generation of gardeners and naturalists.

Providing food, water, cover and places to raise their young is all that is needed to create a wildlife habitat.    A walk through your property will reveal what you have already.  You may be surprised how little more you need.

FOOD

To attract wildlife, provide the kinds of food wildlife need – either naturally or with supplements.  The more variety of food sources provided the greater variety of wildlife you’ll attract.  Various seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, nectar, sap, and pollen are all good food sources.   The use of regionally native plants is also recommended, providing 10 to 50 times more food to the wildlife’s likings.

Food can also be supplemented with feeders to hold seed, suet, and nectar.

WATER

A clean, reliable water source is a key part to creating a wildlife habitat.  Water is needed for drinking and bathing. Locating the water source within an easy view also makes it entertaining for the homeowner.  Providing water can be as simple as adding a birdbath.  Give multiple locations at varying heights to attract a variety of wildlife.  It is important to provide water year round, even in the winter and, of course, during times of drought.

COVER

Wildlife needs cover for protection against the elements and predators.  Having a place to escape the threat of pending danger attracts more to the garden.   A variety of plant life ranging in size, height and density with trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and ornamental grasses, will increase your chances of attracting more kinds of wildlife.

PLACES TO RAISE YOUNG

The cover provided also gives your wildlife a safe place for reproduction and nurturing wildlife young.  In a backyard, dense shrubbery or birdhouses provide safe areas for birds to nest.  Different animals have different needs, including certain wildlife requiring water to raise their young such as salamanders, frogs, toads, and dragonflies.

Sustainable gardening practices will also benefit your wildlife habitat such as controlling non-native and invasive species, eliminating or reducing the use of pesticides, use of mulch and reducing lawn size.

Take comfort in an awarding fall; invite the wildlife.

Sidebar

In 1973 the National Wildlife Federation, the nation’s leading conservation organization protecting wildlife and their habitats, began the Backyard Wildlife Habitat program.  This program provides a mechanism to certify backyard or community wildlife habitats.

For more information on the Backyard Wildlife Habitat program or to begin the easy to follow certification process, please contact www.nwf.org or 1-800-822-9919.

The Backyard Wildlife Habitat program is a wonderful resource, whether you choose to certify your backyard or to use this information as a tool to make your garden more wildlife friendly.

National Wildlife Federations Top 10 recommended native plants for the southeast:

Black Tupelo (black gum), Nyssa sylvatica

Willow Oak, Quercus phellos

Sweetbay Magnolia, Magnolia virginiana

American Elderberry, Sambucus nigra ssp. Canadensis

Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria

Sweet Pepperbush, Clethra alnifolia

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Trumpet Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens

Climbing Aster, Ampelaster carolinianus

Narrowleaf Sunflower, Helianthus angustifolius

By Helen Yoest

GardeningWithConfidence™
Gardening Coach and designer

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In Print – Metro Magazine Raleigh area Garden Conservancy’s Open Days tour

The August/September 2009 issue of Metro magazine featured The Garden Conservancy Open Days Tour.  Bernie Reeves, editor and publisher of Metro, has been very generous to the gardening community communicating this great gardening event.  Thanks Bernie!

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Tour 2009

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Cascading water, tapestry hedges, wildlife habitats.  Butterflies, birds and bumble bees.  Summer transitions into the fall.

The Garden Conservancy Open Days tour will be held once again in the Raleigh area.  For two days, six gardens will open to share with you a peak behind their garden gates; it is sure to pique your interest just in time for fall planning and planting.

CARY

The Thompson Garden

Garden of Kathleen and Walt Thompson

119 Ravenna Way

Cary

As close as the curb, delight begins.  Paths beckon you to enter; but do enter slowly, you will not want to miss a thing – not a plant, a vignette, an accent.  The thread-leaf Japanese maple will stop you in you espadrilles.  But do go on, there’s more to see.

Stop at the arbor to take in the view.  Revealed is a garden gently sloping with curvilinear borders and paths outlined with recycled concrete. This garden displays an excellent example of using recycled materials to create garden walls, paths, and edging.

Garden beds are planted with perennials, tropicals, and native plants. The sound of the pond provides a soothing respite and also attracts wildlife.  From the pond, continue on down the paths into the woods where your will be welcomed by the community lake.

RALEIGH

The Paisley Garden

Garden of Julia Kornegay and Alfredo Escobar

5237 Leiden Lane

Raleigh

A groovy garden to be sure!  Paisley patterns presents well to the visitor allowing one to meander through the paths never far from the sound of water.  The stone-bordered pond, with a stream and waterfall, is at the heart of this garden.  The sound of water attracts wildlife and soothing all those who visit.

Paths carry the visitor around the paisley beds and into and out of the woodland gardens.

On a corner, one acre lot, Julia and Alfredo’s passion for plants and designed are well utilized.  Fashion forward design (or is it nostalgia?) has this couple presenting a front yard vegetable garden including tomatoes, potatoes, onions and a sweet English knot herb garden.

The borrowed landscape makes this property seem larger than it is.  With plenty of seating dotted throughout the gardens, take the time to sit a spell and enjoy the views.

Rose Cottage

Garden of Sharon and Jim Bright

115 N. Bloodworth Street

Raleigh

The journey through the gardens of Rose Cottage begins at the carriage step.  One step and you stop.  The home and garden’s quaintness is mesmerizing.  Antique roses, perennials, annuals, flowering trees and shrubs, plus pretty parterres define the space.  The hectic pace of life is slowed as one enters these gardens.

This new home, built to historic specifications, sits comfortable in Raleigh’s downtown historic district.  The gardens arose out of an old graveled parking lot, left barren by a house fire long ago.  The Bright’s transformed the grounds into a lush and tranquil oasis of color and fragrance.

Inspired my Monet, but realized with Sharon’s keen eye for color and Jims handiness, these gardens were created.

Be sure to venture to the very back to see the bountiful vegetable beds, a secret garden, a compost operation, and a little garden cottage that functions as a convenient shed.

Helen’s Haven

Garden of Helen Yoest and David Philbrook

3412 Yelverton Circle

Raleigh

Helen’s Haven is the garden I share with my family. The design took into account the needs of three young and active children. Even so, the stone path through the center on the main back border, built by Phil Hathcock of Natural Stone Sculptures, is often overlooked as a transition point when the kids are chasing an errant ball.  But that’s OK; this is their garden too.

Low Boxwood hedges were used to create a formal atmosphere to complement the formal architecture of this Georgian Colonial style home. These hedges also map out the space for the kids to play. Within these hedges are informal plantings of perennials and annuals to attract butterflies, birds and bees.

Helen’s Haven is a certified wildlife habitat and a certified Monarch Watch Station. Using waterwise design principles and watered with harvested rain, this organic garden demonstrates good environmental practices resulting in a colorful, lush garden.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens watching the butterflies alight and seeing enough birds to delight.

WAKE FOREST

Entwined

Garden of Jayme Bednarczyk and Phil Abbott

1025 Traders Trail

Wake Forest

The home and garden’s name is Entwined; aptly named by Jayme and Phil as their place of, “Hopeful dreams entwined with patience and time.”

These gardens were built at their pace of one passion at a time.  Amidst the trees, roses, and perennials, with drama directing one to the lake, turning back, a villa is revealed.  Strong European influences are present in the design decisions.  Terraced beds on this sloping land add to the drama of this home in the heart of the garden.

Falls Revival

Garden of Jeff Bottoms and John Martin

12160 Falls of Neuse Rd

Wake Forest

Seen from the road, is a tapestry hedge buffering the busy street.  On the other side of the hedge, in this historic valley of Wake Forest, sits a garden – a collector’s garden – with a foot in the past and an eye towards the future.  Nostalgia, tradition and modern design meld to make this garden shine.

A casual cottage-style garden with some very unusual plantings will pique your interest to want to know more and want to know where to find some of them.  You’re in luck; towards the back of the property is a nursery, with a wide range of exotic and unusual plants, many of which are found in the gardens as well.

During the tour, the on-site nursery will be selling plants and sharing proceeds with the JC Raulston Arboretum.

Post script

For the past 5 years, it has been a pleasure volunteering for the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour.  This year marks my last year leading this great tour and fund raising event.   I’m happy to announce the Garden Conservancy tour will continue on in 2010 under the direction of the JC Raulston Arboretum.  Please contact Anne Porter at the arboretum if you are interested in helping with next year’s tour at 919-513-3463.

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The Garden Conservancy is a national organization with a mission to preserve exceptional American gardens for public education and enjoyment.  The Open Days Program serves as the primary educational outreach for the Conservancy.

Founded in 1989 by American gardener, Frank Cabot, the Garden Conservancy works in partnership with individual garden owners and public and private organizations, and uses legal, financial, and horticultural resources to help secure the future of hundreds of gardens across the country.  North Carolina is fortunate to have two Garden Conservancy’s preservation projects:  Montrose in Hillsborough and The Elizabeth Lawrence garden in Charlotte.

The Open Days tour allows proceeds to be shared with another non-profit.  Helen Yoest, regional representative of the Raleigh area tour, named the JC Raulston Arboretum as the shared benefactor.

Tickets can be purchased in advanced at The JC Raulston Arboretum by calling 919-513-3463 or directly through the The Garden Conservancy.  Tickets can also be purchased during the days of the tour at the individual gardens or at the Bobby Wilder Visitor’s Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum 4511 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Tickets are $5.00 per garden or a book of six tickets for $25.00.  Garden Conservancy members get a further discount of just $15.00 per book of six tickets.

Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, September 20, from noon to 5 p.m.

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In Print – Elizabethan gardens delight visitors

Virginia Dare

Virginia Dare

Metro Magazine

Here’s the originial copy:

The Elizabethan Gardens

By Helen Yoest

The Elizabethan Gardens is a unique American garden, with a definite nod to 16th century England.  Built on the site of the first English colony in the New World and staying authentic of the era, these gardens offer a wide appeal.

Horticulturists, nature lovers, history buffs, and culture seekers find their way to this historic site on the Roanoke Sound in Manteo, North Carolina.

Nestled under a canopy of Southern Magnolias, pines, dogwoods and ancient live oak trees, the garden was originally funded more than 50 years ago by the Garden Club of North Carolina and designed and built by M. Umberto Innocenti and Richard Webel.

A visit to The Elizabethan Gardens is very much like touring a great English estate.  Ten acres of gardens are designed with a mixture of both formal and naturalized areas.

The formal areas include an entrance garden designed with desirable parterres of clipped boxwood and filled with annuals to reflect the seasons.  The Shakespeare’s Herb Garden is filled with culinary, medicinal and sweet smelling herbs.

Of particular interest is the Sunken Gardens with a magnificent antique fountain donated by The Late Honorable John Hay Whitney, former Ambassador to the Courts of St. James and Mrs. Whitney.

The fountain dictated the design of a formal parterre pattern of clipped boxwood and yaupon hollies.  Surrounding the fountain is a circle of eight Crepe Myrtles.  Each year, the trees are pollarded to maintain their size.  In doing so, the ends of each branch form gnarled orbs that have become individual works of art.  During the summer, their watermelon-colored flowers are simply striking.

The naturalized areas have you trod on ground softened by fallen leaves and pine needles with walls of azaleas and camellias.

A summer stroll will reveal many different types of hydrangeas.  Climbing hydrangeas grace the Gatehouse wall in the Courtyard.  The sweet scent wafts the area making it difficult to venture on.  Linger long enough to satisfy, but then be ready for the sight of lacecap and mophead hydrangea blooms beckoning you in blue.  Naturally pink cultivars also abound along with Oak leaf hydrangeas with their white blooms fading to a rosy pink.

Lining the Great Lawn are daylilies offering several weeks of great color and delight.  Perennial sunflowers, rain lilies, Stokes Asters, Gardenias, and coneflowers will also welcome you, as well as, the wildlife.

The natural paths will lead you to the octagonal shaped Gazebo.  Built to period specifications with a thatched roof over looking the Roanoke sound, it is also sighted at the perfect moment to rest.

As you journey back, you will meet Virginia Dare, or at least the artist’s rendition of the first child born to the new world, if she had lived.  Sculpted in Italy by American sculptor, Maria Louis Lander, in 1859, the statue stands at the place of the child’s’ birth, now a young woman looking towards the future.

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The Elizabethan Gardens

Open year-round seven days a week

Closing times vary with season

1411 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

(252) 473-3234

www.eliabethangardens.org

Self guided tour open 7 days a week year round

Be sure to visit the Gatehouse Gift shop offering unique items and plants propagated in greenhouses located on the gardens grounds.

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