Take 9 acres of test beds, plant them with over 2000 varieties of plants and what do you get? About 10,000 visitors! Park Seed is located in Greenwood, SC, about three hours north of Charleston. They are the largest catalog seller of seeds and plants in the US. Every year they sponsor a festival to showcase what's new for the fall and next year. It's a lot of fun if you're into plants like we are. It was a gorgeous day and the temperature reached nearly 90, but we had a blast. I'll be adding descriptions to my Flickr pictures to explain what some of the plants were.
We purchased a bunch of plants that are going into a new water feature area that's between our bedroom and the front door of the house. Progress pictures to come shortly. :-)