March 6, 2019
Starla and I walked the grounds of the beautiful Dallas Arboretum yesterday and found everything to be as lush as ever.
As Dave Forehand says in the video, the tender vegetables were covered with frost cloth.
Pansies like these ‘Rebelina Blue & Yellow” glowed, undaunted by our cold snap.
Blooming narcissus, hyacinths, and tulips scoffed at our cold weather.
Here’s one particularly cheerful daffodil.
and more smiling in the sun.
This tulip in the trial garden aptly named ‘Hot Honey Rag’ is on my list for next year’s planting.
The pond froze, see the ice? We promise, it’s there.
We also saw Forsythia ‘Show Off™’ waiting to bloom
and Spring Bouquet Viburnums against a backdrop of Coral Bark Japanese Maples.
The cold weather didn’t bother this Robin
or a squirrel feasting on the Arboretum’s preferred mulch, chopped pecan shells.(I have always been envious of the Arboretum’s use of chopped pecan shell mulch and I guess the squirrels are too.)
Dallas Blooms will be open through April 7th. This year’s festival features a larger-than-life, picnic scene topiary comprised of a 40’x40’ picnic blanket, a vase of flowers, a picnic basket with pie and a giant picnic ant. The frost cover will be discarded tomorrow. Life is truly a picnic especially when you are at The Dallas Arboretum.
Photos by Ann and Starla Willis
Dallas Blooms information here.