Mom and I took a walk up the road to Crossview Gardens last Saturday. Wow. Just ... wow. Leila and Harold Cross have been working on their garden since about 1993 (according to their daughter) and they open the garden to visitors during peak weekends in the summer. There are a zillion varieties of flowers, mostly daylilies and liliums, but over the years they have each developed flirtations with other flowers. Like hostas. Or trees. Leila's current obsession is echinacea. Some of their website is a bit outdated but you can check it out here for more info. Oh for a fistful of green thumbs. Here are my photos, which are practically photoshop-free:
Sorry about the selfie in there but I needed something to show the scale of those buggers - about seven feet tall! I'm going back this coming weekend to see if the giant banana-looking buds have opened. I can't remember what they are called, but the flowers will be bigger than my head. Woo hoo!