BY SKEETERWe are now starting the last day of the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling! We began the day at the Haywood Community College.
A wetland area.
This gateway reminded me of home as I too have a similar entrance to one of my gardens.
I also have gravel pathways as did this one. Do you notice something else about this garden? Nothing with real height to it growing within. Just as my similar Garden! I did not know my garden was going to evolve into a Semi Formal Garden when I started creating it. I rarely have a plan in mind when starting a new garden. It just kind of happens after I buy more plants then I know what to do with. It has bothered me a bit to not have height in my Semi-Formal Garden as I thought that you had to have height. After seeing this garden and the other fun gardens while on this visit to the Asheville area, I came to a conclusion. I decided that my garden does not necessarily need height. Or does it? Why would it as it is my garden and if I am happy with it, then that is really all that should matter right? I had this epiphany while standing next to a blogger. My thoughts were out loud and she heard them and totally agreed with me that my garden should be as I chose verses what someone else thinks it should be. I wish I remember who it was that I was chatting with as I would like to give her credit. The next time someone tells me I need height in my garden, I can say I am not alone with my garden thinking. (Smiley Face here)
There is a lot of land on this campus. I found this on their Web Site:
"The 1991 donation of a 320-acre tract of forest land to the HCC Foundation by Raymond and Bernice Fowler, known as the Raymond J. Fowler Conservancy and Teaching Forest, enabled the College to have a teaching forest for its natural resources program. The John T. and Catherine R. Beaty Natural Resources Classroom, a 54-acre tract of forestland donated to the HCC Foundation by Catherine Beaty in memory of her late husband John, opened in 2002".
Click HERE to see the College Web Site...
A Split Rail Fence surrounded the Mill.
The Mill was so inviting to Bloggers.
Here you see Bloggers relaxing while taking in the view and chatting.
Here is that view! Yes, as a student, I could study while soaking in this view. (Click HERE to find out more about Gardens through Explore Asheville... )
The Saint and I drove to this destination as we could not attend all the events of the day. We followed the buses to the college. As we sat in the car waiting for the buses to load for our last Garden, this bee landed on our windshield and posed for me. Just look at the pollen on those little feet. Happy pollinators at the HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, In the Garden...