Before spring is officially over—only a little over a week until summer begins—I want to share a spring adventure/day trip that Mr. D and I went on a few weeks ago. I happened to see in the newspaper that a special event was happening at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 17. We have been out to the garden twice before, but never on this special day.
And what was the special day, you ask? It was Blue Poppy Day! The garden contains a meadow planted in Himalayan Blue Poppies (Meconopsis). These relatively rare plants are a perfect true blue, and so beautiful! Here, for your viewing pleasure, are some of the blue poppies that I saw and photographed:
Aren't these blue beauties spectacular? Definitely worth having a whole day to celebrate their appearance.
The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden also has a delightful fern garden, and Mr. D and I spent part of our time wandering there, and enjoying the green of the new ferns.
I'm sure you are wondering if there were any rhododendrons blooming, given the focus of this garden. Well, there were (many!), and here's one:
I know we will return to the Rhododendron Species Botanical garden in future springs, and I will share more of the wonders of this place with you when that happens.
In upcoming posts: Three more hikes, and new socks!