We had the whole botanical garden to ourselves recently. It was cold, rainy, windy and super grey. Who wanted to be outside that day? We Did! We walked through the native forest which was still quite green, then along Magnolia Way. And we saw no one. Not even a hare.
I was shocked to see roses still in bloom in the Rose Garden! We went straight there. And I forgot how cold my fingers were. The rose garden had that look of smudged lipstick and messy hair. Rose petals were strewn about the pavement…petals withered and blooms missing while some still going strong. I like this look.
A sweet contrast to the Kiku exhibit which has just opened. I’m not one for my blooms in rank and file formation. But the Japanese maple trees are ablaze.
each year spring arrives later and later…
And not with much conviction…Is it still a season?
Last spring I missed the magnolia blossoms
and the daffodils entirely at the New York Botanical Garden.
This year I didn’t.
The magnolias were splendid and lush.
The cherry blossoms are next and even a few lilac buds gave our noses a heady preview.