sorry for the long absence but i have been vacationing and enjoying the summer so much i just don't have much patience for sitting at a computer these days. i wanted to share some of the beautiful flora and garden beds from our visit to Brookgreen gardens in SC on our 4th of July vacation. below are just a few of my favorite plants and planting combinations from Brookgreen. the color combinations were spectacular, with one garden room being predominately cool purples and the next hot reds and oranges. there were many mixed borders that were a riot of colors. below are some of the spectacular sculptures that were in garden beds, ponds and the sculpture rooms at Brookgreen. the garden beds that contained sculptures had plantings that were color coordinated to enhance the sculptures such as grey marble and purple agapanthus or black bronze with deep purple canna leaves. i had been anticipating my visit to this garden ever since i first heard about it while in college in Savannah and then again when i visited Huntington Beach State Park (which was also bequeathed to the state by the late Huntington family). we split the visit up over two days and visited the historic plantation area and zoo the first day, the sculpture rooms and gardens the second. this place has something for everyone and if you are ever in the Myrtle Beach area i highly recommend a visit!