August and I visted the Dallas Arboretum in April during their Dallas Blooms spring event with my friend Johnette, her boys and her mother Donna. Though we live close by, it was only our second time to go.
Giant snowball viburnum (V. macrocephalum) blooms were gorgeous in the spring sunshine.
We taught the boys how to identify Wisteria.
Though it's flowers are stunningly pretty, I was surprised to see that they had planted an invasive species, Paulownia tomentosa or Princess Tree.
We used to see these sprouting in cracks in the sidewalk when we lived in Brooklyn so I recognized it immediately.
As you can see, they have hordes of azaleas which were in full bloom.
Another interesting beauty was the Red buckeye tree (Aesculus pavia var. flavescens).
We certainly enjoyed our visit. We must return more often to this nearby garden.