Sharing RBG in VT

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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.

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note the massive weeping larch (Larix sp.) trained on this arbor

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gingko (Gingko biloba) with some training along this wall

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‘Ruby Falls’ weeping redbud (Cercis canadensis) and ‘All Gold’ Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra)

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ghost bramble (Rubus thibetanus ‘Silver Fern’)

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