Nelson County, Virginia
Special to NelsonCountyLife.com
By Olivia Ellis
Nelson County Master Gardener
Blooming in the foreground of this picture is a colonial favorite, Hyacinth Bean, next to purple Butterfly Bush and Caracalla Bean, and along the wooden fence giant mallow blooms shade the Blackberry Lilies and Virginia wildflowers propagated by The Wintergreen Nature Foundation, Great Blue Lobelia, Gray Beard Tongue, Butterfly Weed, Sun Drops, Primrose, Bee Balm, and wild Geranium.
Raised bed vegetable gardening is also being displayed there, allowing 4-H students and any county resident the chance to see and learn from Virginia Tech trained master gardeners how best to grow vegetables with limited space, scarce water, rocky red clay, and humid heat.
A Grand Opening is anticipated for late September, or early October while an herb garden and additional pathways are being developed.