Greensboro’s downtown City Park was the location for the Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Association. The turn out was fabulous.
The weather was perfect and people were sporting their purple t-shirts for the 1 mile Memory Walk.
The mist from the water feature was also popular for cooling off.
Snacks and refreshments were provided too.
We were invited by a volunteer for the Alzheimer event, Marty McFarling of Ameriprise Financial, who is now our financial planner.
I couldn’t help noticing the beautiful plant material within City Park. A Bald Cypress specimen caught my eye.
These trees grow perfectly pyramidal and are deciduous. the fine textured foliage adds grace to any landscape.
Black-eyed susan is another drought tolerate perennial and also deer resistant.
A lovely surprise is this underused groundcover, creeping raspberry.
This full sun groundcover even turns red in the fall.
Blue Fescue (to the left) is a very small grass perfect for the petite, full sun landscapes.
Ferns are perennials which are either evergreen or deciduous. The Autumn Fern is evergreen and new growth has a copper color.
Autumn Ferns are perfect for woodland shade gardens and provide unique texture.
If you know of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, think about donating or participating in events raising money to find a cure.
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