These were taken at the garden on Sunday, May 9th, 2019. You may recognize the top photo as one I used before, along with a quote I posted here. The tree is called a Natchez Crepe Myrtle and this link shows several photos of what they look like when blooming.
We arrived in the afternoon and as they close the gates at 4.30 p.m., it was a relatively short visit. We drove into the parking lot, deciding not to park outside the gate as we did last time.
On this visit we didn't start at the ponds as we normally do, walking inside the visitor center first. They have a lot of nice artwork on display, and a neat little gift shop. There is also a library tucked away at the far end of the center. It was our opposite day today, as instead of starting down by the ponds, we ended up finishing our walk there instead.
After we strolled around the large green, we made our way to where they have several small gardens tucked away in little nooks, each one landscaped differently. Even though you are next to the walking path, the landscaping is such that each rest area feels secluded, always with a bench to rest, ours having an arbor to sit under. This particular spot is my favorite. We sat here for 20 minutes or so, chatting and enjoying our shady nook. It was hot that day, 87 degrees F., and very humid.
I have yet to find out the name of this pretty holly with the blue berries. I looked but the markers were for other plants that were still in the soil.
There weren't too many people either. Perhaps there had been a lot more earlier, but then perhaps the heat kept them away.
I will be sharing more from the garden later.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.