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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Are You a Bulb-maniac?

Yesterday I was catching up with my friend, Bruce Bailey, who has a fabulous nursery in Washington state and a website call Heavy Petal Nursery, and we were talking about the upcoming gardening events that we look forward to. Two that should be on every gardener's bucket list - as least those who have a passion for bulbs - is garden visit to P Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Retreat during Daffodil Days and the Dallas Arboretum's Dallas Blooms.

Moss Mountain Retreat: 
P Allen Smith Garden Home Retreat

Tulips and Daffodils line the walkways with color.

Enjoy a scrumptious lunch from Allen's own recipes in this restored barn on your visit.

And sit a spell on the front porch to just enjoy the view.

Enjoy a walk through the woods to visit Allen's farm animals.

Allen rode up to meet us at the house on his bicycle!

Feb. 22 - March 23 - Daffodil Days at Moss Mountain Retreat 

And the Dallas Arboretum:

March 2 - April 7 

The blooming forsythia, and other bushes, vines, and trees are a breathtaking display that frames the blooming fields of bulbs.

The container plantings were stunning and I loved the simplicity of this bowl of gerber daisies. 

The azaleas are worth the trip alone!

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A young Columar Sargent Cherry tree Prunus sargentii ‘Columnaris’

Workers keep the bulb beds looking tidy as new waves of bulbs bloom. 

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