The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

The Azalea Bowl at Callaway Gardens is one of The Garden Guy’s favorite places, even when the 3,000 plus azaleas aren’t blooming. The seasonal color and serenity will have you energized in short order. Such was the case recently when my wife Jan and I became mesmerized with their plantings of flowers, and foliage in combination with the graceful King Tut papyrus.

King Tut papyrus needs to be much more widely planted, as the thriller in mixed containers and in the landscape where it creates a mood that is unparalleled in the plant world. King Tut offers an incredible fine leaf texture with its foliage born on top of a cane, reed or stalk that is reminiscent of bamboo.

It has won 136 awards across the country including Texas which speaks volumes to its summer durability and usefulness in design.

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