Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee, NC


I am much looking forward to tomorrow, when I get to meet Christopher C. of Outside Clyde. This will be my first chance to meet another gardener-blogger.

So it's late and I must get to sleep to be rested and fresh for tomorrow. Here are some photographic impressions of today's visit to Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee, North Carolina. The first set of photos, including the one at the top of this post, are from the exhibit itself. The second set comes from the Cherokee Botanical Gardens which shares the grounds with the exhibit, a self-guided tour with signs identifying many of the trees, bushes, and cultivated plants important to the Cherokee.

Pottery Tools
Pottery tools

Weaving a white oak basket

Blowing a dart
Blowing a dart

Log canoes
Log canoes

Mossy Roof
Mossy Roof

Shadows on a red clay wall

At home I've been reading a book on moss gardening by George Schenk. The Botanical Gardens offered numerous object lessons in how well-grown mosses should look. I'm struggling to achieve this in my own garden.






Christopher C. NC said...

I look forward to meeting you too xris. The shadows on a red clay wall is a great picture.

Annie in Austin said...

Maybe that Botanical Garden is fairly recent, Xris? I don't remember seeing it there when we were in Cherokee some years ago. I can usually talk Philo into stopping at Botanical Gardens. The mossy roof is great.

I hope you guys have fun! Seeing other Austin garden bloggers in person has been a great joy - and we live in the same town. Yours is a continental meeting!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose