Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Perennial Garden

From the Rock Garden in Elizabeth Park, I am looking into the Perennial Garden.  The central feature of the Perennial Garden is a stately gazebo, a favorite spot for summer weddings and other gatherings.  It is too early for many of the perennials to emerge from their winter rest, so I will return later.

The tree on the right is a Pyramidal European Hornbeam.  I know this only because I took a tree identification tour of the park on Saturday, which I featured yesterday.  We were told that this tree has a much more spreading habit than is normal, showing the benefit of having planted it in a place with plenty of room.  Isn't it graceful?


27 comments:

Cindy said...

What a beautiful tree! I love the dawn redwood in the previous photo too.

Regina K said...

I love that tree. Great photo and post.

*Honest Abe said...

Gosh. What a nice setting. I would sit there every chance I got...

brattcat said...

graceful indeed.

Kate said...

Yes, the tree is graceful as is the whole setting. I'm anxious to see what it looks like when more blossoms are in bloom. The gazebo interests me as a possible place for silence and inner reflection.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The tree tour would be helpful, as I often find myself at a loss to identify particular types of trees. In Costa Rica, it is a real challenge because of the number of different types of trees. In Arizona, it is a lot easier, as there are only a few types of trees that grow in the desert.

joo said...

What a lovely place Jack! I love this tree and the bench. I could sit there for hours:)
As for your question - the people in my photos were the Jews from Israel. Probably they were from school trip, because all girls were wearing similar clothes and were rather young. What's more, there were only tree men with them. (One can be seen in my yesterday post)

Sylvia K said...

I love the tree! And I would love to bring my lunch and a book and spend the day! Really a beautiful place and a great shot as always, Jack! Have a wonderful day!

Sylvia

JM said...

That's a beautiful spot! Love the tree, the gazebo and the way you composed the photo.

Thank you so much for the nice comment, Jack.

Dawn said...

My favorite. Nothing better than a stately yet welcoming tree like this one. Nice capture!

Cildemer said...

Very beautiful shot! A great tree and a very nice garden to spend summer afternoons!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

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RedPat said...

Isn't Steffe's old tree a Hornbeam? They seem to be beautiful trees. Can't wait to see this garden in bloom.

cieldequimper said...

It absolutely is. This is a relaxing and beautiful spot. I can imagine trying to concentrate on a book...

jennyfreckles said...

Just catching up with your posts - a tree tour sounds very interesting. I'd like to be able to recognise more trees. The one in this photo looks rather tempting to climb!

Sharon said...

It is a beautiful tree and one I've never heard of before.

VP said...

A very large gazebo and many benches,,, I'll use them on aBoB!

Birdman said...

I think you'd need an umbrella this week. Ha!

Farmchick said...

Beautiful tree with some great, graceful lines.

Jacob said...

You must have had a secretary following you around writing down the names of all the trees! Sheesh! How could you remember "Pyramidal European Moonbeam" or whatever, much less spell it? ;-)

It looks a lot like a south Florida Ficus.

And you were just guessing about where we got our furniture, right? :-)

Randy said...

Looks like a great place for some peace and quite.

SRQ said...

The HDP management should be quite impressed that you easily recalled the name of this graceful tree.....or....were you scribbling notes during the tour?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It is exquisite... I look forward to seeing the perennials as they fill in this space.

Bises,
Genie

Grensboro Daily Photo said...

How fun and useful.... a tree tour.

Mo said...

A lovely place to sit and ponder the world

Cezar and Léia said...

wow that tree is magnificent!
Léia

EG Wow said...

How interesting that a pyramidal tree form would branch out that way when it's given enough room!

Malyss said...

Being a bench addict, i noticed the wonderful place, under the branches, like if the tree was protecting the bench..