Dec 21, 2011

Old Post Cards



Thanks to Vivian for sending me these old post cards. I always like to look at old photos of the Gardens to see how things have changed over the years. 

Nov 25, 2011

I will be giving a program on Azalea Caterpillars this Monday night for the Azalea Society, 
Ya' come 
Kathy Woolsey 

What: Azalea Society of America: The Rev. John Drayton Chapter meets on the 4th Monday of every month. 

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28. 

Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road. Charleston SC 


or see my page
http://cypressgardener.blogspot.com/p/azalea-caterpillar.html

Nov 20, 2011

A Little History

I was cleaning out some old files when I came across this old brochure from about 1990.  It folds down the middle.  Some of the photos were taken before Hurricane Hugo and some after. 
 


Oct 11, 2011

For October's Master Gardener local program Cypress Gardens Horticulturist Kathy Woolsey explored several important plants that originated from Africa with the slave trade and are still grown in South Carolina today! Okra, watermelon, eggplant, yams, benne seed, gourds and rice will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on rice cultivation, as Kathy has been perfecting her rice growing techniques for several years now at Cypress Gardens.

Sep 25, 2011

Out of Africa -Plants Of the Slave Trade

I will be giving a program to local Master Gardeners at 6:30 on Tuesday October 11 in the new Plantation Heritage Museum at Cypress Gardens. The program will start with a short walk to the rice field. Master Gardeners will be able to harvest a few stalks to take home. Back at the museum we will look at the exhibits and I will talk about plants of the slave trade,okra, watermelon, eggplant,yams, benne seed, gourds, and rice. Kathy

Jul 17, 2011

Watching Grass Grow RICE!


Our Rice continues to grow -still looks like tall grass. Last week a small alligator crawled in a did a little damage. We managed to get him back in the lake.

Jun 15, 2011

Rice up and growing


I planted the rice on May 30 -a little late this year. The rows are about 10 inches apart.Photos taken on June 15, after 3rd flooding. News signs about rice cultivation on Dean Hall Plantation have recently been installed.

May 15, 2011

The Bog Garden

The Bog Iris are now in bloom. This iris is the last of our native iris to bloom. The violet-blue blooms of the iris contrast sharply against the lime green Pitcher plants. this always make a great photo. Also look for Sarracenia purpurea and Droseria intermedia -sundews.

Apr 22, 2011

Native Iris in the Garden

Hurry to the garden to see the native Iris in bloom!
video

Apr 19, 2011

Native Iris is blooming




The Native Iris is staring to bloom in the garden. Come visit and see all the variety and colors while they last.

Apr 6, 2011

Azaleas in Peak Bloom!







The weather is great and the Azaleas are in full bloom right now. Don’t miss this wonderful display! Iris is also starting to bloom and pitcher plants are blooming.

Mar 28, 2011

Azaleas Blooms

The azaleas are now in bloom. As usual the last week of March and the first week of April is the best time to come to the gardens to see 100's of azaleas either by boat are garden path.

Mar 9, 2011




The Berkeley Area Gardens Clubs their 4th annual Breath of Spring Flower Show at Cypress Gardens from March 9-11, 2011.The theme for the show is “The Magic of Movies” and it will feature daffodils, camellias and floral designs inspired by movie titles. A number of movies have been made at Cypress Gardens including “The Patriot” ,”Swamp Thing” ,“The Notebook” and “North and South”. Open to the public from 10-4 on Wednesday and Thursday and 9-2 on Friday, the show is included in the regular admission to Cypress Gardens -- $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children.
www.cypressgardens.info or 553-0515 for location information. 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd. Moncks Corner SC 29460

Feb 28, 2011

Cypress Gardens Blooms and Birds

Photo observations from February 28, 2011. Come out and see the Camellia’s,daffodils and birds.
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Jan 26, 2011

Spring Flower Show 2011


   The Berkeley Area Gardens Clubs will present the 4th annual Breath of Spring Flower Show at Cypress Gardens March 9-11, 2011. The Theme for the show is “The Magic of Movies” The show will feature daffodils, camellias and floral designs inspires by movie titles. A number of movies have been made at Cypress Gardens including “The Patriot” ,”Swamp Thing” ,“The Notebook” and “North and South”.

    The public may enter blooming cut flowers, shrubs and potted plants on Tuesday March 8 from 8am to 11am. Please see the rules for entering and other information at https://sites.google.com/site/ourflowershow/
 The show will open to the public from 10-4 on Wednesday and Thursday and 9-2 on Friday.
phone (843)553-0515. 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd. Moncks Corner SC 29460


Jan 9, 2011

I like to go to the boat dock early in the morning, the light coming thourgh the trees at dawn, the reflection of the black water, the ever changing seasons - all make the gardens a facinating place to photogragh.