|Here's the best example I found during my brief survey. This one is located along the garden's perimeter.|
|Close up of the flowers on the same tree|
But it's not just the cherry trees that are blooming. Here's one of my favorites, looking especially good this year.
|These are a hybrid apricot-flowered Handroanthus, H. chrysostricha x impetiginosus, formerly classified as part of the genus Tabebuia and commonly known as ipe trees.|
And there are more.
|The coral trees, Erythinia caffra, are in bloom. The specimens in the garden are larger than any I've seen elsewhere.|
The next tree isn't flowering but its fresh green foliage still sung of spring.
|This looked like a Podocarpus to me but I didn't find a tag to verify this. In looking up Podocarpus, I discovered that these plants too have been reclassified. They're now officially Afrocarpus.|
In addition to the flowering trees, there were other spring blooms.
|Narcissus of various types could be seen here and there but these large-flowered daffodils sing of spring|
|I spotted Iceland poppies (Papaver nudicaule) in several locations|
|More Iceland poppies, planted with pansies and what I think was flowering kale, with Loropetalum in the background|
|This wide shot features a slice of the Volunteer Garden. Pincushion flowers (Scabiosa) are in bloom in the foreground and Crocosmia can be spotted in the distance.|
This brief tribute to spring is my Wednesday Vignette. For more vignettes, visit Anna at Flutter & Hum.
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