Monday, April 20, 2009

My World Tuesday = Spring Walk in Park

Green Springs Park is in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. The historic home with its 23 acres was given to the Fairfax County Park Authority by the former owners in their will. Sunday we had lovely weather so we went for a spring walk in this particular park. Carpet phlox was in bloom in the rock garden. This park which is free to all to use has a wonderful indoor garden center with a library with thousands of books and magazines that pertain to horticulture. There is even a room for groups to use for conferences and and an art gallery that has rotating displays of what else but art work with a horticultural theme.
Daffodils were in bloom in the newly mulched perennial beds. I liked the quaint mailbox in this bed. In the distance you can see the barns and workyards for this horticultural park.
This is the great lawn by the historic manor house. Sunday the house was open for touring and the great lawn was hosting a dog obedience show. There were little signs posted in the flower beds that said no dogs allowed in the flower beds.
This was an unusual tree that was beginning to send out light yellow leaves. I don't know what kind of tree it is. If you click on the photo, can you identify it for me?
The gardens in this park are just beginning to come to life after the winter cold. By June they should be in full glory.
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17 comments:

Mary Elizabeth said...

Great shots, lovely day for walk indeed.
Have a wonderful spring!
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Guy D said...

What a great day for a walk, awesome photos.

Have a great week!
Guy
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ewok1993 said...

It looked like a great day for a walk.

SandyCarlson said...

That is an elegant garden. Very, very beautiful.

jeanine said...

Bryan and I were there on Sunday, too. I told him that you two loved it and we both could see why when we were there. I wonder if we were there at the same time.:)

Martha said...

What a beautiful garden. I love gardens and historic houses so this is a place I could enjoy a day.

Babooshka said...

A virtual walk past these would be welcome anytime. How spring blooms have such an effect on our well being.

Kathiesbirds said...

I love the creeping phlox. Is the tree perhaps a willow? What a lovely place!

kayleen said...

Thanks for taking us along on your tour. Great photos.

Nebraska Birding

Linda Reeder said...

Early spring is so beautiful, with all of the early flowers and all of the new greens.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

How fascinating the world beyond our own continent. Bulbs in springtime and those ground flowers and the old manor house. Beautiful!

Barb said...

Green Springs Park looks like a tranquil and lovely place. Both the trees and flowers seem ready to put on a color show.

Arija said...

A wonderful park particularly with a horticultural library as well. Beautiful photos

Jenn said...

That's a beautiful garden and love your shot of the sprawling lawn and manor house. Enjoyed the refreshing spring walk.

The Explorer said...

spring season...so adorable...like all your pics..

fishing guy said...

Joann: What a beautiful world you live in as it burst into colors.

Susie of Arabia said...

What lovely grounds in which to take a walk! There's absolutely NOTHING like that here!!!