Most of the rhodies were finished blooming, but the greens glowed, and the under story plants (ground level) were a real attraction for us.
Fuzzy new growth on the big leaf rhodies.
A busy ant hill.
An exotic yellow poppy.
A huge stand of May Apple.
Cinnamon ferns, I think.
Stalks of Cardiocrinum gigantium, Himalayan lily. getting ready to bloom. It takes up to seven years to get to the bloom stage. Then they die, but hopefully not before reproducing.
More Himalayan lilies in the blue poppy bed.
We were pleased to time our visit for the blooming of the Himalayan blue poppies,
Seed heads of the Himalayan lilies, from last year's blooms.
The pond garden. The pond is covered with green pond plants of algae.
A place to rest.
This fern tree marks the entrance to the Stumpery.
Arisaema - Jack-in-the-pulpit varieties.
Ferns abounb in the stumpery. which has filled in with growth covering much of the dead wood.
And another patch of blue poppies.
Tom is trying to capture just the right photo.
A pretty, bright mountain laurel - Kalmia
A knock out azalea.
In the conservatory, where the exotics grow.