I walk with my friend Lisa a few times a week and on this day we decided it was time for a change of scenery. We drove to one of my happy places…Brookside Gardens. I recently saw this stunning Lilac vine on my way home from my parents house and was on a mean hunt to find more. The gardens exceeded my expectations! Though I don’t recall seeing any Lilac, we were able to find some Japanese Wisteria in the fragrance garden. While I don’t typically gravitate towards the Lilac scent, the Japanese Wisteria had a sweeter type of scent to it. Enjoy!
I have no idea what type of tree this is but it had so much character. It looked like it could come to life. The leaves on it were fern/feathery like…..very unexpected. It was far to big to capture the entire tree without trading in the detail so I settled for the trunk which I felt had the most to offer. We couldn’t help but wonder how old this tree might be…
I had no idea tree roots could grow up from the ground in this formation….who knew?At the Japanese Tea House, there was a group of kids feeding the Geese and their little ones. As you can see, the fish and turtles decided to get in on the free meal too!
I always appreciate the vibrant colors of Azalea’s…My first siting of the Wisteria was right outside of the Japanese Tea House. Their doing some landscaping and added this beautiful tree. I was happy to see the addition, but I couldn’t get as close as I wanted to since it was roped off. Wisteria overload coming right up…it began here in the Fragrance Garden. What a yummy scent!Not sure what these are, but they were in this little pond on the way to the Rose Garden… It was just a purple kind of day…though I don’t recall the names of these either…Here are the vines of Japanese Wisteria draped above the walk way in the Rose Garden…I was in awe! By this time, it was getting dark, so I had to move quickly to get the shots I wanted.