Here are some photos from my weekend road trip to the annual Boktoberfest plant sale at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake

Wales, FL. The gardens, which cover 250 acres and were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, are a National Historic Landmark. They were begun in 1921 when Edward Bok, editor of Ladies Home Journal, and his wife commissioned Olmstead to transform what then was an arid sand hill into "a spot of beauty second to none in the country".
Tillandsias as living sculpture.
Close-up of false blue ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora).
Giant water lilies near the carillon.
Meandering allée of live oaks.
Seasonal planting with yucca.
Hidden grotto.
Formal terrace at the Pinewood estate.
Seasonal planting at the Pinewood estate.
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  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs Tammy@Deja Vue Designs on Feb 02, 2013
    These are beautiful. I'm Jonesing so bad for spring! Thanks for the inspiration Douglas!!!

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Feb 03, 2013
    @Douglas Hunt Love to see these again..and I am thrilled with the water lilies, I have never seen any that big, are the frogs that big too?? yowee! (Jussttt kiddin')