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Dallas Arboretum Flowers

As promised, here are a few (a very few!) select flower photographs from my May 4th visit to the Dallas Arboretum.

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Bromeliad growing in the rocks on the sides of a waterfall.
yellow water lilies
Water lilies in one of the many pools of water.
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Columbine growing in one of the shady glens.
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Iris in the same shady glen.
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Another beautiful iris.
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Pink yarrow growing in the pollinator garden in the Children’s Area.
I loved all the different colors of yarrow in the children’s area and the pollinators did too!

Now that I have a membership to the Dallas Arboretum, I plan to go more often!

Dallas Arboretum Lovelies

The Dallas Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit – there is something for everyone. 

Formal Gardens

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A formal garden area with delphiniums, alyssum, and zinnias.
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Formal Garden

Water Features

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Fountain and pool near the entrance.
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Waterfall with bromeliads growing out of the rocks on the sides.

Textures

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Rock erosion at the bottom of a water feature.
sheet of water falling with green background
Looking through a sheet of water to the green trees beyond.

Greenery

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Hydrangeas in bloom.
red maple leaves and seeds
Red maple leaves and seeds.

Children’s Area

The children’s section includes a garden showcasing foods we eat – cereal grains, greens, vegetables, and a pollinator area to highlight the importance of pollinators in our food cycle.

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Buckwheat blossoms.
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Food garden with lettuces.

My favorites, of course, were the flowers, which I will share with you another day.

Kinetic Art Video

I really liked the kinetic art of Lyman Whitaker at the Dallas Arboretum.  Here’s one short video I took:

 

I have a couple of kinetic pieces in my gardens – way smaller than these – and I plan to acquire more over time.

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