Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter at the Arboretum



Today we spent the morning at Mercer Arboretum. Things are beginning to emerge. The hard freeze this winter took it's toll but nature has it's way.


Here are a few things I'd really like to have.


Texas Mountain Laurel. It looks like a tree form of wisteria. The blooms are lavendar. It's a girly tree.


Freesia: We stopped in our tracks when we saw this. It's a corm. I'm pretending I know what that means. I'll be looking it up. Basically, it's a bulb- I think. Gotta get me some of this!



Harlequin Flower: The picture doesn't do it justice. The yellow center is outlined, then the pop of orange or coral. It's like it is wearing eyeliner. Vibrant and a must have for me.




The Flintstones: I want to outline my front flowerbed with rocks like these. Scroll down and you'll see the area and the need. I need to meet Fred Flintstone so he can bring me some boulders.

Here is the front flowerbed. I have hydrangeas at the base of the tree. From left to right- oakleaf, Merritt's Beauty, and some kind that I need to find the tags for. A closer look. We dug out junipers that were always a nice green but very boring. Now I'm trying to figure out how it will all go together.



And last I have to include the Easter picture of the azaleas. I keep posting about them....but I'm in love. They'll be gone soon so I enjoy every minute with them.



Happy Easter All!