After breakfast this past Sunday we stopped by the National Arboretum. We hadn't planned on it but we were in the neighborhood and the sky was so blue and the sun was shining and why not? I'm ashamed to admit that sometimes I forget about the Arboretum which I'm promising to never do again. It is a true treasure in the city and if you haven't been there yet or lately please do yourself a favor and GO! Right now the magnolia trees, forsythia and other flowering trees are in full bloom. The spring bulbs like daffodils, crocus and hyacinth add bright colors throughout the park. And in the Asian Collection the camellias are starting to show color and the hellebores are hanging their beautiful heads above the ground. I could've stayed all day but it was naptime for the kiddo... Until the next time please enjoy a few photos from our fun family outing!
A few years ago, after living in small city apartments, my husband and I bought a rowhouse with a tiny but existent outdoor space. I was in heaven! We immediately set to work putting in a small slate patio and tilling the dirt and clay and weeds that were serving as a backyard. We finally had a little plot of land with grass to call our own. Every spring we take an afternoon and drive to Homestead Gardens to add a few potted friends to our family. That first spring I had to have wisteria. I have been in love with this dramatic vine my whole life with its delicate twisting tendrils and gorgeous draping purple blossoms. It is romance in plant form. And during these bitter cold winter days I find myself staring wistfully out the window and dreaming of my wisteria.