Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sara P Duke Gardens in late June

Visited Duke Gardens today, looked really nice as always. This post will share some of the scenes and plantings in the gardens. Always look forward to visiting the gardens, looks like there is a lot more ginger lilies planted than ever before hope to catch them in bloom in late summer.

 Coneflowers were in peak bloom, a real delight. Same no big butterflies visiting them though.
 Hostas and ferns, nice!
 Lots of elephant ears mixing the colored foliage. 
 Water Lilies!!


 Two angles of my favorite bench in the gardens, nice hideaway.


The white garden above and below, only white flowers in this garden! 

 Gray Hairstreak on Black-eyed Susan.
 Old fashioned flowers in the Burpee Garden.
 Juniper Hairstreak!



10 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What great photos of a lovely garden.

Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I love this garden and hope to go there again sometime. Meanwhile, I enjoy your pictures! Hairstreak is a beauty!

Indie said...

I've only visited the Duke Gardens in Spring, so it's great to get a glimpse of what it looks like in Summer. They are such gorgeous gardens! That border with the Elephant Ear is stunning!

Les said...

This garden is on a list of places I need to see. Some of their staff is headed to the garden where I work later in July.

Phillip Oliver said...

I feel in love with this garden when I visited it a few years ago. How do the terraces look?

Becca Alley said...

Lovely photos of Duke Gardens.

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