On this trip (as much as it killed me to do so) I didn't buy a single plant. Flying is such hassle as it is that I prefer to simplify and not bother with extra luggage or carry ons. Joy Creek had what appeared to be a well stocked sales area but rather than tempt myself, I focused on what had to be acres of incredible display gardens located on the property.
Some of these pictures were taken with my phone because I was running out of memory card room in my camera. Even though the camera on my phone has more megapixels than my "real" camera the phone camera doesn't capture color very well. When posted side by side, the differences become even more obvious.
Soon I will be replacing the Canon G6 that I purchased in 2004 for some newer and hopefully better model yet to be determined. Although I seriously doubt this investment will improve the quality of my pictures, much to the dismay of my photog friends, I will no longer be fodder for jokes about cameras that should be donated to the Smithsonian or memory cards that are no longer available for purchase. Ha!
Hydrangeas were well represented in this garden. Hydrangeas were well represented in just about every garden we visited on this trip but they were particularly well represented at Joy Creek. Only in my dreams could I grow them this well.
Here's one item I did check out in the sales area-the resident flea bag. When compared with the one who rules the roost around here I noticed many similiarities.
Hang on-spring is coming!