This winter I’ll be sharing photos of gardens I saw in 2013, especially ones within day-trip distance from Behnkes customers. Hope you’ll be inspired to visit some of them in 2014! First up, the under-visited but fabulous National Arboretum in Northwest D.C. It’s surprisingly easy to get to!
For more information about the Bonsai-Penjing exhibit, click here.
As a volunteer in the Arboretum’s Visitor’s Center, I try to steer visitors to the awesome Gotelli Dwarf Conifer Collection, where I caught these irises in bloom in April.
These last photos are cheats – from 2 years ago. We’ve all missed the wonderful pool around the Visitors Center these last two seasons that it’s been closed for repairs. But in 2014 it’s definitely COMING BACK. So bring your quarters when you come next year because they’ll buy you koi food, and feeding the kois is fun.
Posted by Susan Harris.