Natchez Day 3
Today was a full day. We had a full line up of speakers, trade show, and tours. Once again, I bought plants and my room is smelling quite nice with my night blooming jasmine. This afternoon we had a thunderstorm roll in right as we are about to start doing our plant walk. It didn’t deter any of our Master Gardeners, they put on their rain jackets, put up their umbrellas and trekked on. We saw some lovely gardens and unbelievably we saw datura, vitex, and bear’s breech (acanthus) in bloom. Gardenias and oleanders were in bloom everywhere along with hardy alstroemeria, daylilies, amaryllis and crinum lilies. We also saw a garden loaded with tropicals with gingers, bananas, palms, and rice paper plants. The erythrina was in full bloom and we saw pawpaw, figs and kumquats. The rain cleared up and thankfully it cooled off making the walk quite delightful.