Link to Elizabethan Gardens Website
Gardenia jasminoides ‘Radicans Variegated’
Be on the lookout for this beautiful QUEEN’S PICK ready for your pleasure.
Our Greenhouse has nice and full one gallon plants for $7.95, limited supply so make sure you get yours while they last,definitely one not to miss!
This dwarf cultivar of Gardenia is much different from the parent
species. The trailing Gardenia is a horizontal spreading form that reached a maximum height of 2-3ft. and can reach 4-6ft. in width. Its growth characteristic, and variegated leaves makes it an attractive ground cover in any season. The shrub explodes with several 1in. very fragrant flowers in the Spring and Summer. A great specimen plant for planter boxes, pots, cascading over walls, and a great ground cover in the garden beds. It has moderate drought tolerance, and prefer rich, well drained acid soils. Easy to grow, best planted, or kept where it is protected from direct afternoon Summer sun. Prune only after flowering as late pruning will remove next year’s flower buds.
Walking Iris: Trimezia martinicensis
Walking Iris is an interesting sub-tropical plant that gets its name from the aerial plantlets that it sends out along the inflorescence stalk from old flowers. As these plantlets mature they gain weight, which causes the stems to bend eventually reaching the ground where they root resulting in a new established plant. Trimezia make excellent houseplants that produce bright yellow orchid like flowers throughout the year with an increase production in Spring-Summer. They prefer full sun to semi-shade, moderate watering and are drought tolerant when established. Propagate plants by division of rhizomes and aerial plantlets. The Elizabethan Garden’s greenhouse currently has several beautiful Walking Irises of many sizes in bud. Don’t miss this Spring beauty as it will sell out quickly.
COLONIST BRICK PROJECT
Thanks to these North Carolina Garden Clubs who have sponsored a colonist brick to date. (as of 1/11/17)
Audubon Garden Club
Azalea Garden Club
Bermuda Run Garden Club
Cape Fear Garden Club
Carolyn T. High Garden Club
Cary Garden Club
Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs
Croasdaile Garden Club
Davidson Garden Club
Dig-A-Bit Garden Club
Dunes of Dare Garden Club
Emerald Isle Garden Club
Englewood Garden Club Rocky Mount
Evergreen Garden Club
Fayetteville Garden Club
Flower Power Garden Club
Fremont Garden Club
Garden Club of New River
Garden Study Club
Goldsboro Garden Club
Green Thumb Garden Club
Green Valley Garden Club
Greenleaf Garden Club
Homestead Heights Garden Club
King of Spades Garden Club
Lady Banks Garden Club
Lafayette Ladyslippers Garden Club
Lake Trace Garden Club
Little Gardens Garden Club
Long Bay Garden Club
Longleaf Garden Club
Monroe Garden Club
Nathanel Green Garden Club
Pine Knoll Shores Garden Club
Pioneer Garden Club
Raleigh Garden Club
Roanoke Island Garden Club
Sylva Garden Club
The Scotch Gardeners
Town & Country Garden Club Eden
Town & Country Garden Club Fayetteville
Town & Country Garden Club Whiteville
Town and Country Garden Club Durham
Town and Country Garden Club Winston-Salem
Trellis Garden Club
Trent Woods Garden Club
Troutman Garden Club
Two Green Thumbs Garden Club
Village Garden Club
Warsaw Garden Club
Washington Garden Club
Westridge Garden Club
Whiteville Garden Club
Wildwood Garden Club
Woodland Garden Club
Yadkin Valley Garden Club
Hats off to Washington Garden Club and Roanoke Island Garden Clubs who each presented The Elizabethan Gardens with donations.
Pictured here are (L-R) Linda Davenport, Vice Chair of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors; Sandra Snapp, past President of Washington Garden Club; Lou Ellen Flowers, Chairman of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors; and Gail Reynolds and Sarah Johns members of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors.
Pictured here is Roanoke Island Garden Club representative (Left center) Donna Presgrave presenting a check to (Right center) Lou Ellen Flowers, Chairman of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors; For the presentation (L-R) are also Sandra Snapp, past President of The Elizabethan Gardens; Linda Davenport, Vice Chair of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors; and also Gail Reynolds and Sarah Johns members of The Elizabethan Gardens Board of Governors.
Only $8 for Members!
Join instructor Chelsea Quattrone for an invigorating Vinyasa-style yoga practice suitable for everyone in the beauty and tranquility of The Elizabethan Gardens. Breathe deeply and move meditatively under the blue sky and among the lush green trees.
Quattrone is a graduate of the Amalam School of Yoga 220 hour RYT training; Chelsea’s classes are joyful and healing experiences appropriate for all levels of fitness. She is a certified hypnotherapist and fitness professional who will inspire you to take this time to listen to your inner voice and truly explore and celebrate your body.
Classes run Wednesdays at 9:30am on the tree-shaded Great Lawn.
The 90-minute class is open to the general public.
Non-member $15.00 per person.
Member price is $8.00 per person.
Participants can arrive as early as 9:00am.
Classes run each Wednesday thru August 21.
Subject to weather-related cancellations, or relocation to Odom Hall (call ahead for details).
Sign up for Yoga by calling 252-473-3234.
On Thursdays, its’ story time in The Gardens. We invite children of
all ages, accompanied by an adult, to gather in air-conditioned Odom Hall and enjoy a garden-inspired story, snack, and hands-on activity.
QUEEN’S PICK FOR MAY
Butterfly Bush (purple or white)
Just getting into butterfly gardening?
Then get a butterfly bush!
Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are beloved by both hummingbirds and butterflys. They bloom mid July up to frost with abundant lilac-remiscent floral spikes.
These plants love zones 5-9. They often die to the ground during winter and sprout anew in May or June. Butterfly Bushes are deer resistant and drought tolerant.
We’re ExpectingOur greenhouse nursery is expecting a bumper crop of plants this spring. We have quite a lot of babies being nurtured in there right now. If you’re around for a visit. You can drop in there to see these young babies: Basil, box wood, camellia, chives, Christmas cactus, copper leaf plant, daphne, deustia, fragrant japanese honey suckle (new), hydrangea, jade plant, Lantana, mints (spearmint, peppermint, Hilary’s sweet lemon mint, pineapple mint, mojito mint, chocolate mint and orange mint), mock orange, pentas, Persian shield, Rex begonia, rosemary, umbrella plant and a wide variety of succulents.
QUEENS PICKKalanchoe – These plants are cultivated as ornamental houseplants and rock or succulent garden plants. This plant is known to the Chinese as “thousands and millions of red and purple” (萬紫千紅), and is commonly purchased during the Chinese New Year for decorative purposes. (from Wikipedia)
The Board of Governors and Staff of The Elizabethan Gardens
host an invitational cocktail reception in the Rose Garden
whereupon annual awards and special presentations will be announced.
Tickets are $10 per person.
Includes event and admission.