Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pine Forrest Gardens -- More than Hosta

If you've "Sneaked a Peek" at Deberah's other blog, "Every Day Finesse" then you know Crossroads Garden Club took a field trip to "Pine Forest Gardens" located in Tyrone, GA. last Saturday after the owner, Richard Jolly was speaker at our May meeting on Memorial Day.

The hostas pictured above were one of my favorite because they grow taller and make a great plant to
place in the back of a hosta garden or other plants not as tall (for mine around a red Maple in my back yard).

Immediately, I found much more than three large shaded green houses of hostas at the gardens, but a world of love, knowledge and work for more than just the amazing collection of close to 350 varieties of hostas. 

Next to his cacti greenhouse, I took a picture of this brilliant rose on a large bush filled with the same

This is only one garden sites at Pine Forest. Planted on this plot, as you see, was chard, cabbage, broccoli, curly kale and other cool weather crops. Close by in another plot, he had lots of corn and tomatoes (both were above my knees).

Richard's business card states "Landscape Design & Installation," this picture doesn't give these yellow day lilies justice.

His cacti greenhouse is filled with golden barrels, old man, agave ( such as, century plants) and plenty other species, I can't name. Many touch the top of the building.

Here's one our group commented, "Looks like a cucumber that's blooming!"

I discovered the gardens have two drilled wells to water everything including a small pond Richard keeps filled and grows water plants, like these pictured above.

Richard is a "Master Gardener" and obviously a VERY HARD WORKER, as he does the majority of maintenance at Pine Forest Gardens (plus, he's a nice guy).

After, we left the gardens, we ate at the "Box Car" in downtown, Tyrone and guess what, most of us ordered vegetable plates with "Fried Green Tomatoes." Gotta love this hosta!

If your inclined and need some great shade plants for your landscape, please visit "Pine Forests Gardens." I can guarantee you want be disappointed for using the time or gas. You'll find more than 350 varieties of hostas.

Pine Forests Gardens
556 Ellison Road
Tyrone, Georgia   30290
Toll Free: 1-866-605-5418
(Ships In & Out of State)

*Professionally Grown Hostas
*Fine Perennials
*Unusual Woody Ornamentals

Until Next Time........

Happy Gardening 2013!

Posted by Wilma Smith

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