Spring Color at Soos Creek Botanical Garden

It’s been a long week and I needed to get out for fresh air and an easy walk. Soos Creek Botanical Garden was just the ticket so after a quick coffee stop I drove south to the lovely Botanical Garden in Auburn, to walk the paths and trails seen on the map here.

I started at the Schaefer Pond Garden which anchors the Carlmas Long Borders promenade.

I paused nearby to watch a hungry visitor feed from the blossoms of a large rhododendron.

I walked the path next to the border where rhododendrons and azaleas of all colors were in various stages of bloom,

including this fragrant azalea sweet as honeysuckle,

and this one a brilliant purple.

There were many shades of pink too

including this one joined by a matching clematis.

Not to be outdone, there were yellows and greens in abundance and hummingbirds found their flowers as well.

I walked to the native woodland area where delicate bleeding hearts were thick as a carpet

and down to Soos Creek

before heading back up the other side to the pond where I could have sat and stared all day.

Instead I found the Plant Sale and picked up one of the fragrant azaleas for my own garden.

It was the just the right amount of walking in the wonderful color palette of spring.

It was time to go home and tend to my own garden.

~ Susanne

7 Comments on “Spring Color at Soos Creek Botanical Garden

    • Thanks Pete. It’s a wonderful garden and hardly anyone goes there during the week so it’s nice and quiet. And it was a treat to watch the hummingbirds too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Those hummingbird photos are fantastic! At first I only noticed it in one of them, and thought they were leaves in the other three! How did you ever get so close to them? Even with a good zoom lens I would still think it would be hard to get those shots! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. My husband just returned from a wildflower walk but it turned out all the others were actual botanists! I think he is more the kind of nature lover that you and your husband are, not a scientist.

    • Sounds like it. I like wandering and enjoying the beauty but don’t need too much information about whatever it is I’m looking at. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒบ

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