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Saturday, May 22, 2010
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Monday, May 03, 2010
As I was in the Boston area over the weekend, I took advantage of the proximity and headed over to the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain to catch the lilacs and other lovelies in bloom there.
I used to live in Roslindale and West Roxbury, which border Jamaica Plain, and spent a lot of time at the Arboretum. It's a wonderful place, and they've made a lot of improvements and changes since I've been there last.
One thing I noticed was the placards attached to some of the trees, giving you a number you can call for a 'cell phone tour'.
The variety and sheer numbers of lilacs is staggering, and the scent is intoxicating.
There were a lot of other flowering trees & shrubs as well, like this redbud.
This tree was Korean, and its buds were very odd looking.
Its flowers were beautiful though, almost like orchids.
There is a vine garden, featuring these gorgeous wisteria.
Just above this is the bonsai garden, with some trees dating to the 1700's!
It's an amazing place, and large enough to spend a whole day exploring. Several days, even! Check out the official website here.