This past Wednesday morning I did two presentations for the Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association (Green Works) at Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol, VT. I spoke on new and exciting annuals and perennials and was also privileged to give a talk on the history, collections and management of Rotary Botanical Gardens to an fun audience of about 130 folks. Vermont is a beautiful state and I enjoyed talking with attendees. All these photos were taken at Rocky Dale Gardens which is a nursery (founded in 1981) owned by Ed Burke. This annual event was staged on this property. Situated around an 1856 farmhouse (above), the nursery includes 3 acres of display gardens along the Western foothills of the Green Mountains. Ed was an excellent host and I enjoyed my time in the garden, nursery (amazing plant selection) and certainly enjoyed giving the presentations and sharing RBG with more folks.
note the massive weeping larch (Larix sp.) trained on this arbor
gingko (Gingko biloba) with some training along this wall
‘Ruby Falls’ weeping redbud (Cercis canadensis) and ‘All Gold’ Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra)
ghost bramble (Rubus thibetanus ‘Silver Fern’)