Thursday, April 07, 2011

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

I had a beautiful day in Longwood Gardens. The morning was chilly, but sunny, and the earliest Spring flowers are blooming. We are still some weeks away from tulips and roses and many of the most popular blooms, but forsythias, magnolias, and some wildflowers are blossoming.

Magnolia trees are beginning to bloom.

Although manicured gardens of multicolored flowers are beautiful, I always still love a walk in the woods. Pierre duPont originally purchased this property to save the woods from the sawmill, perhaps these beautiful Hickory trees.

A real tree house! The tree house doesn't rely on the actual trees for support, therefore protecting them from any accidental damage.

A carpet of purple blue flowers

Inside the conservatory...

Pretty pink bells

Something for everyone. This fountain was in the children's garden.

Striking colors

Longwood Gardens has a beautiful display of orchids.

Creamy white orchid

Beautiful blooms

Blue poppies

Strikingly colored hibiscus

This is a banana flower!

More orchids. I went to this room twice!

Delicate lavender blossoms

Towering foxglove

Colorful bloom

Main display hall. The fragrance was amazing!

11 Comments:

At 8:36 AM, Blogger Druzelle Cederquist said...

Thanks so much for sharing this assortment of garden beauty, Anne. What a delightful, day-brightening gift! Be sure I will be returning here for a little spring pick-me-up until it comes to our own garden.

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks so much Druzelle, so glad you enjoyed my photos! It was a lovely place to visit! Looking forward to more Spring blossoms!
Anne

 
At 6:13 AM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs, Anne. I love this time of year. Spring is more advanced here, and a lot of the earlier flowers have passed by. I love Longwood Gardens but have not been for years, so thank you for letting me visit from afar. Have a wonderful weekend. Art

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks Art, glad you liked the photos! Yes, Longwood is beautiful year round! We are still coming into Spring flower season, daffodils and crocuses are out, some early hyacinths, but tulips haven't blossomed yet. Still mostly bare around here, but definitely seeing signs of Spring!!!

 
At 5:46 AM, Blogger EdoRiver said...

ANNE!
We, in Saitama, are just now entering the peak of the Cherry blossom season. THESE PHOTOGRAPHS are so wonderful! more more, I want to see more :-) :-)

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Anne said...

Hi EdoRiver, glad you liked the photos, thanks so much! I would love to see a Japanese cherry blossom festival, someday I must go to the one in Washington, DC, I've never seen it. Must be beautiful in Japan!

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

The cherry blossoms at their peak in Washington are just amazing. Put that one on your list for next year for sure, Anne. Art

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks Art, I will have to make sure I see them!!!

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger Nikhil said...

Wow these flowers are amazing... never seen a blue poppy before - so such a striking hibiscus!

Back in business in the blogosphere again... :)

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Hi Nikhil, Thanks so much, glad you liked the photos, it was a beautiful day. So happy to see your blog back on line, I've been following all the new posts and really enjoying them.
I've made a transition to a new job so I haven't put any new posts up in a while, but I'm planning to change that in about a month.
So happy to see you on line again!

 
At 1:36 AM, Blogger Nikhil said...

Ah looks like we both transitioned to new things in life - well hope ur new job is going well, and looking forward to being more active now! :)

Happy Ridvan!

 

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