A sampling of photos.
The above photo was taken inside with the G11 very impressive. Right click it for the full size image to save on your desk top if you like.
Taken from a distance as the gardens were quite deep with plants.
This is a special crocus, the first bloom in the garden at Pine Knot it was a hitchhiker on a hellebore plant from Croatia. Simply beautiful.
What can I say, I loved the above crocus photo.Did see my first 2010 butterfly yesterday a disappointment given it was a cabbage White at Meg's school.
My visit to Sara P Duke Gardens yielded a lot of camellia japonica in bloom. I realized Julia's Chapel Hill garden has much prettier hellebores than what I saw at Duke gardens. Though half of the hellebores were not out yet as that side of the hill was much shadier.
Camellia japonica 'adeyaka' from Duke Gardens
Got gardening to do today with temps in the 60s so I can't give full details, I'll do another post with lots of photos on the Pine Knot gardens hellebores and crocuses.