4. Demonstration Flower Garden
Across the trail from the Vegetable Garden is the Demonstration Flower Garden, which has four raised beds, each 32 x 4 feet. The flower beds contain many seasonal and perennial flowers such as Mexican Sunflowers, Joe-Pye Weed, Yarrow, Balsam, Guara, Salvias, Firespike, Poppies, Dutchman Pipe Vines, Porcelain Vines and Plumerias (frangipani). This garden is maintained by the Wiregrass Master Gardeners.
A pitcher plant bog was added in 2021. Be sure to follow this area as the plants develop.
Pitcher plants are several different carnivorous plants which have modified leaves known as pitfall traps—a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive liquid. The traps of what are considered to be “true” pitcher plants are formed by specialized leaves.