Loads of Colorful Inspiration

Where: Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

When: May 9th

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When I want a local escape I head to Jenkins Arboretum where I’m a member. It’s a peaceful oasis, and at this time of year, the woodlands are magical with exploding spring blooms.

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We’ve had a lot of rain the last ten days. Finally, it ceased on Monday when I made an escape to the gardens. I spent the next couple of hours leisurely meandering along the hilly and winding paths.

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I have big plans for the backyard which will include a variety of azaleas and rhododendrens.

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This azalea is at the top of my list!

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Beehives on a neighboring property…

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Walking along…

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Hard to resist…

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Up close and personal…

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Hard to resist pale yellow…

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Added to my list…

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Gorgeous…

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Bold, bright and beautiful…

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Extremely hard to resist…

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This is an absolute must…

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A magnolia past its peak…

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The bees must love this one…

 

17 thoughts on “Loads of Colorful Inspiration

  1. Such a gorgeous place to “meander”!! Love all these photos. Thanks for writing your interesting blog!

  2. Reminds me a lot of Tizer Gardens in Jefferson City MT. Here is a link to their website. http://www.tizergardens.com/

    If you are ever stuck in Helena, it’s a great place to spend the day!

    Can’t wait to see what you do with the backyard, Sue. It will be an oasis of color, I can imagine!

  3. Will you be planting at least one white azalea? I had a beautiful white azalea that I loved, and the @#!$T deer ate it down to a nubbin and killed it. Where we live now, the soil isn’t good for azaleas, and I’d love to look at pictures of your back yard and live vicariously. 🙂

  4. Wow I’ve never seen so much EYE CANDY except for the Hausermann orchid place in IL. Just beautiful. I raised a nice son who gave me a membership to Chicago Botanic Gardens near my home this year. I can’t wait to meet him out there again.

    If that’s a Rhoda I don’t think I’ve seen that peachy color before. Nice!

  5. This reminds me of the Azaleas blooming near Turtle Creek in Dallas.

    Is anything of note blooming in Brickhouse 319’s yard currently, or is your yard pretty much a blank canvas at this point?

    1. It’s a blank canvas. We have to grade the patio soon. I’m planting things now but It will come together by next summer.

  6. OH, that white one with the pink edge is a stunner.

    Also love the pom pom cluster ones, especially the purple one.

    They will look lovely against the background of the fence. You’ll hardly notice the fence with those flowers to admire. I think the plants look pretty when they are not in flower too. I like their green, shiny leaves.

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