Wednesday, July 22, 2009

UT Gardens

I visited the gardens at University of Tennessee the last day of June. The gardens are part of the agriculture department, but open to the public.
Their coneflowers are prettier than mine.
The above photograph I have already put in one of my greeting cards.
My coneflowers have not done very well this year.
Beautiful dark hollyhock, I just could not get at the right angle with the sun.

But I think my favorite part was the sedum garden.

The sedum garden was built on a table top.

They also had one on the park bench, but the light angle at it was terrible,
so I am not even showing it.
I am sure the gardens are pretty anytime of year.
I need to remember to go in the spring next year.

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Darla said...

Love the sedum too! My coneflowers petered out early this year!

Anonymous said...

I love those sedums too. What a great place to visit.

Susie said...

I can see why you liked the sedum garden Leedra. They really are fun to work with and I love how low maintenance they are.

Mary said...

Looks like a great spot to get inspired about your own gardens....or in my case probably depressed! Those coneflowers are in great shape. The ones I've been seeing are chewed up by Japanese Beetles.

The Incredible Woody said...

I love that place! If I remember correctly, they have some sort of to-do during (or near the time) of during the dogwood festival each spring. I went one year and the spring flowers were gorgeous!!

Jen said...

Great idea to go there.
My local outdoor mall has some stunning flowers---I need to remember to take my camera. ;)

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's Leedra!!
Love the coneflowers. They are so pretty.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Leedra, Where is the UT Gardens??? I know that UT has some property up here on the plateau --but I think it's more the 'farming' part.

The gardens are gorgeous. The sedum is one of my favorites also.. We have sedum planted in several areas--but the deer enjoy the tops off of some of ours. Darn!!!! We also have lots of chicks-and-hens and rocks here in our yard.

Beautiful photos.
Love you Friend,

Leedra said...

Betsy - The gardens are right on Neyland Drive, very close to Alcoa Highway. That is part of what is so great about them, they are right in town.

George said...

Thanks for these beautiful pictures from the UT gardens. I also like the sedum garden.

Melissa Weisbard said...

Great photos! I just posted a few new flower photos on my blog as well. I love photographing flowers. There isn't anything like the beauty you find in nature.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous flowers.The clors you have captured are so vivid.

Darla said...

I linked to you today!!

Rose said...

love these, Leedra!

Shellmo said...

I'm glad you put that cone flower on a greeting card (cuz you know I was going to suggest that you do - ha!) Great shot! And I love the sedum garden too. I would love to have that as part of our landscaping at the cabin.

Pam said...

The sedum garden is lovely.

dAwN said...

This is the time of year for coneflower...Nice shots!
I took a few myself recently..havent posted yet.
Very nice pics.
I really like sedums too..I am trying to grow a few in my homey..Hope they do well.

Anonymous said...

The pink coneflowers are gorgeous! I want to plant some next year. I hope the deer don't munch them.
Jessie at Blog Schmog