Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Spring visit to Reeves

David and I made a visit to the Reeves-Reed Arboretum today to check out the daffodils. If you are ever in Summit, NJ I highly recommend making a visit. Luckily we live pretty close so can come often. It's free to the public and pretty outstanding especially now, when the daffodils are in bloom.

When we first arrived we were greeted by a beautiful display of hellebores. In the parking lot of all places. Why don't I grow these pretty early spring flowers? Maybe next year...

Walking through the entrance and heading toward the rose garden, you can see the formal azalea garden in the back, next to the Wisner House which was built in 1889.

The formal rose garden is small but very pretty. I can't wait to snap some pics in full bloom!

The formal herb garden is charming...

The daylilly border is wonderful too and contains every single Stout Medal Winner from 1950 to the present. I'm just getting into daylillies so will come back when they are in bloom.

Koi Pond

Awesome European Beech that kids call the "Elephant Tree".

And finally...the reason we came....the Daffodil Bowl which has been blooming since 1920 and is planted on a hillside formed by a glacier. I'll let the pics speak for themselves.

Lovely spring....sigh.

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