Time for another visit to the Dallas Arboretum. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary. The nice thing about trips to the Arboretum is that you may see some of the same things, but there is always something new blooming.
The pansies were mostly gone, and the petunias were in and looking beautiful!
Masses of bright spring colors..
The marigolds were in and starting their pretty yellow and orange show..
The creeping jenny by the stream was thick and lush...
Aren't the Japanese Maples beautiful hanging over the stream..
The Delphiniums were...well, so blue!
The foxglove were standing proud and tall in several beds..
Jerusalem Sage was in full bloom and very showy..
But the star of the show this trip...were the roses and iris!
(thank you Mother for holding the rose so I could take a picture!) :)
This is the only Iris that was marked: and what a great name!
My picture does not do this justice..this is a beauty. And she has the best fragrance of any iris I have ever smelled.
We spent over 2 hours taking in all the beauty, but knowing we still didn't see everything. Flowers nourish my soul..they make me happy..they give me peace.
"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning." Lydia M. Child