Spring Palette

March 20, 2013

Brookside Gardens

Over the past few weeks sunny spots of yellow in the form of daffodils, witch hazel, and forsythia have started to spring into action. They are a stark and welcome contrast to the wintery greys and browns that still linger. It's a different palette from the bright red poppies in Sicily and the delicate pinks of Japanese magnolias, but it's just as invigorating and hopeful.

I celebrated the first day of spring by visiting Brookside Gardens. It's been on my to-see list for awhile. Looking forward to returning when more is in bloom.

The Jiu Jiu said...

I never believe it's actually spring around these parts 'til I see the Forsythia blooming (or Ladybird Johnson's daffodils those few times I head downtown, but the darn things seem to like snow anyway). Brookside's a wonderful place to get away almost anytime; my folks go there often to walk, and it's nice to take the whole family. Be sure to catch their annual live butterfly exhibit, and also their huge arrangements of walk-through holiday lights in December & January!

Martha said...

That is a very good one. When you have a chance and are over that way please try to see Green Springs Gardens park in Annandale, VA. One of my former employers a long, long time ago. But a very interesting park. They also have very popular plant sales. Martha

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