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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