These are the products of our trip to the Japanese Garden in the Fort Worth Botanical Garden yesterday.
This first was an huge evergreen bush about 4 feet tall with blue berries that looked like small grapes. The leaves were very large holly-type leaves, but there was no name on the bush. Does anyone know what it might be?In the ponds, as in most Japanese gardens in the USA, were Imperial Carp (Koi). Some were golden, some were white, and many had black or brown spots on their backs. The water was a murky green, not blue.
Around the ponds were small blue irises. I think they might have been of the group Monocot, and they had very little yellow and no beard. They looked more like the native iris of Tennessee that the big bearded domestic varieties.
All-in-all it was a very fine day, but we are exhausted today after two days in Fort Worth, and this weekend will be rush, rush, rush.