Friday, June 20, 2008

NC Arboretum

Saturday morning it was off to the North Carolina Arboretum, located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and not far from our hotel.

Inside there was an art show of NC farms.

This is James enjoying the art. On the wall, it says, that the number of WNC farms in 1970 was 76,065. By 2002, that number was 12,212.

Outside, we found all kinds of flowers. This is quilt garden. Isn't it lovely?

This is not a moonshine still! This is a raincatcher on the side of the gazebo/entrance structure. The water comes from the guttering and is used on the flowers.

My favorite was the Bonsai garden.

I thought this was a lovely piece of artwork:

1 comment:

  1. A sad statistic...the decreasing number of farms.

    That flower quilt is nifty! As is the raincatcher. How clever!


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