Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum

Dallas Blooms feature the largest floral display of tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris, pansies, violas, poppies, hyacinths and other spring blooming annuals between February 25 though April 9,2017.

 As you walk into the gate it feels spring blasts your soul with vibrant colors of red, orange and yellow primary colors.  Dallas Blooms is named one of south's best botanical gardens by Southern Living Magazine.  Each weekend during Dallas Blooms a different 1960's theme will contain headlines from TV, fads, music and fashion.  Henna tattoos are part of the festival.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden's horticultural staff planted 500,000 spring blooming bulbs throughout the 66 acre garden to prepare for this amazing event.  It takes 11,000 hours of labor and weeks of work to prepare the beds of floral display.
There are 3,000 azaleas that bloom in colors of pink, red and purple.  There are many places to sit and relax in the beauty of spring.
Enter the Lay Family Garden to a grotto and waterfall, designed by Dallas Landscape architect Warren Johnson.
The warm winters have provided extra color with a six week display of winter annuals with a combo of spring Cherry Blossom Trees blooming early.
It's fun to watch the bees zip the nectar of so many blooms.  The honey will be extra sweet this year.  

Purple Wisteria adorns the top of waterfalls with large fragrant blossoms. 

Splashes of water pours down in waves of refreshing movement.

Nature Yellow pansies bloom with gold edges tulips to the entrance of the DeGolyer House.   Crates filled with bulbs of tulips were shipped from Holland to complete the orange and red display of color.  The bulbs were planted in December so they have time to grow and bloom in the spring.  
Join historians for Historical Chats in the DeGoyler House on Thursdays at 11a.m. to listen to stories about history and happenings in the area surrounding the garden in the 1960's.  Guests can also view 1960's fashion from 10 to 5p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tulips come in so many varieties and shapes of petals.

Fountains rise splashes of joy to say spring is here at the Coke House.

The home provides a place for weddings and special occasions.
Hula Hoop contests are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn on Saturdays from 10 to 12 a.m.  

Vibrations of a Nation called Peace Love Freedom Fest happens March 25 to 25 from 9 to 5 pm.  Many concerts happen in the gardens as a celebrations of life.

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