Blowing Rock, North Carolina
During our long weekend, we visited Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Blowing Rock is a popular tourist destination off the Blue Ridge Parkway about two hours from Asheville. We went shopping at the Tanger outlet and then strolled around the cute little downtown area for a bit.
This beautiful tree form Hydrangea must be the official "city flower" of Blowing Rock, since just about every yard in town has one or more of them planted. The next time we go back, I am going to stop at a local nursery there and buy one.
They have taken great care in keeping their downtown area in full bloom. This is a nice mixed border featuring cone flower as a strong anchor plant.
I was not as big a fan of this mixed border. I think the plants are all too similar in height, and there just isn't enough green for me.
This mixed border isn't really my style either, but the plants are all very healthy and lovely on their own.
Whoever is responsible for tending the gardens around Blowing Rock is doing a great job. Despite our recent drought, they all look great!