Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Springtime in the Garden


All week I've been showing you wonderful views of the beautiful and historic Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Springtime is a wonderful time to visit as the first blooms appear, from cherry trees, magnolia trees, and the assorted flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips. Spring comes slowly to the Northeast and we have to be patient waiting it's arrival, but when it does appear New Yorkers rejoice and come out in large numbers to enjoy the gardens.


The tulips were ablaze in color!

They are truly drops from God's colorful paintbrush!


The magnificent old trees in the garden were beginning to awaken and stretch their limbs and shake out their leafy fingers.

Flowers were everywhere, some releasing their delicate perfume scent into the air.

Inside the conservatory the sunshine of Spring spurred on new growth and developing fruits.

The visual poetry of nature was there to be enjoyed and savored.


Yet the garden still held promises of more to come, as we look down upon The Cranford Rose Garden waiting for the month of June to begin blooming.

"Come back," it whipered to me.  "I will," I promised.  I will!

This post is one of many in Susan's A Southern Daydreamer blog's "Outdoor Wednesday" event. Please visit Susan's blog today to see links to all the blogs participating with their beautiful outdoor photos.



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47 comments:

Marilyn said...

As always you show the beautiful side of NYC!!
Your posts never fail to amaze me....
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

grey like snuffie said...

Oh my word....so gorgeous....the mosaics of tulips and other flowers are amazing. With so much concrete there I would imagine all would LOVE to go to such wonderful gardens. Thank you so much for doing all the work it takes to put your blog posts together....they are a joy to me no matter what the subject.

Old Kitty said...

Aww Pat

It has been an absolute pleasure visiting this beautiful garden with you!

I enjoyed all your incredible pics and amazing information about this hidden gem in your city.

I love the blaze of colours here - who would have thought tulips could come in such variety and such colours! And the fruiting plants in the conservatory - especially that big banana plant with that bunch of fruit and heart!

I can't wait for the roses to bloom. It looks utterly romantic and a must see!

Thank you for this sumptuous visual delight!

Take care
x

Kathleen said...

So beautiful! The only thing I wouldn't like is the crowds! LOL..use to living in the sticks..
Such vibrant flowers and colors!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Now that is one beautiful garden! Such lovely bright colors. I think you found every color in the rainbow to photograph.

Do they charge to get in there?

Hugs,
Joanen

Lorrie said...

Hi Pat, it's been a little while since I've been able to visit, and I've just been reveling in all of your garden posts. Those cherry blossoms just took my breath away--how spectacular, just such lavish beauty. The bonsai exhibit is fascinating to me--I've always enjoyed seeing them. And now all the tulips are blooming too. It's sure worth the wait, isn't it?

My husband and I love visiting botanical gardens wherever we go. If you are ever in Durham, NC, be sure to visit Duke Gardens adjacent to the campus of Duke University. I know that you'll enjoy them, they are just lovely.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, NOW---you've hit me where it hurts... WOW---those tulips are fabulous!!!!! (And I thought our yard was pretty!!!! HA).... All of the flowers are gorgoues---and I can't wait 'til you go back and see the roses in JUNE....

Have a great Wednesday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - Your photos are stunning. You're going to have everybody wanting to move to Brooklyn!

Vee said...

Too lovely...that is one impressive garden with all those tulips ablaze with vivid color. I must show them to Nan.

mbkatc230 said...

Breathtaking photos as always Pat. Those tulips are just gorgeous, one of my very favorite flowers. And what type of tree is that beautiful gnarled one? I love it! Thanks for the tour. Kathy

Ebie said...

Hi Pat, I can't get enough of this garden. Those flowers mosaics are incredible. I say, show us more, more!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Now THAT is Spring!!

m ^..^

steviewren said...

Love all those tulips. We never see a display like that here.

I'm planning to visit our Botanical garden again soon myself. The last time I was there we didn't make it into the green houses.

once in a blue moon... said...

spring... does it get any better?

M.Kate said...

Goodness !! Look at all those colours, I wish I am there Pat :)

Jeanne said...

Hi Pat, these gardens are very beautiful. I could wander in a place like this for hours. The wonder of beautiful gardens makes me smile all day. I also like the Bonsai garden in your previous post. Bonsai is a true art form.

Outdoor Wednesday is one of my favorite blogging days. Shhh, don't tell Beverly. Smile.

Time for bed. Somehow I am always doing my posts late at night.

Good night.
Hugs, Jeanne

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pictures of all the flowers are amazing!!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Thanks for taking us along on your garden tour. What a beautiful place to walk in spring! And I'll gladly join you again...once those roses are in full bloom.

Willow said...

Magnificent! Happy happy spring!

Trotter said...

Hi Pat! What a lovely series on the Bootanical Garden!! And spring also helps a lot... ;)

Blogtrotter Two has a French party for you in Turkey... ;) Enjoy and have a great week!!

diane said...

Thank you for taking me through the gardens. The only way I will get to see them. Your photos are excellent the colours in the mosaics almost too good to be true.

Gracie said...

WOW....what a colorful post! Glad you posted all those flowers, they have brightened my day at work!

Tracy said...

Just MAGIC...pure magic! The tulip mosaic dazzles... This is such a happy post. Thanks for daily does of fun, Pat :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Just beautiful! It is the flowers and trees like these that have inspired thousands of artists and poets...they fill up the senses, the soul and are what we anticipate all through the year...it is magic!
♥, Susan

My name is PJ. said...

Sooooooooooooo beautiful!

Those tulips are so breathtaking, I would love to lay right down in the middle of them and absorb their vibrancy!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow! So beautiful!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Kelee said...

Hi Pat!

These photos are beautiful! And I am happy to send more flowers your way....

check your email.....

love, kelee katillac

at www.katillacshack.com

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Such stunning color, those tulips take my breath away. Can't wait to see the roses in June.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I love the mosaics you made. This looks like a wonderful place to spend a Saturday!!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Pat!!

xoxo
Janie

Claudia said...

My heart stood still.

Shirleyanne said...

Such lovely gardens! Much appreciated at this time of the year I'm sure! Beautiful colours, also enjoyed the Bonsai post. Brilliant!!!

Riet said...

Oh my goodness Pat what gorgeous pictures of those beautiful trees and flowers. It must be wonderful to be able to walk there. What a treat. thank you for sharing.

Dishesdone said...

Spring at the Botanical Gardens is simply gorgeous! Great shots, Pat! Stunning!

Melanie said...

Oh Pat I almost squealed when I saw the rose garden! Those tulips are magnificent. My fav ones are the red with black centres like my Grandmother had, and the variety called "Blue Parrot" which don't look like tulips at all. :-)

Spring and it's beautiful colours is so inspiring.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Pat, thanks for all of the gorgeous pictures. I love the tulips the best. We're still in Florida so I missed all of our red tulips in our yard in North Carolina. Very sad.
Sam

Proud Italian Cook said...

Wow, Such beautiful photos Pat! I love spring with all the green and colors and you captured it all!

Natasha said...

Wow, I will have to visit these gardens on our next trip to NY! I didn't even know they were there. We have only ever been to New York in Winter so I will have to try and go in the Spring-time next trip.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Lucy said...

Awww...I love spring. And I love fall. I just like change.

CatHerder said...

SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!

Linda Lou said...

Wow I thought the Buchart Gardens we visited in Victoria last year were beautiful-these top that-love those tulips-Spring has definitely made its mark on Brooklyn in a big, beautiful way Pat!

nanny said...

The colors are just breathtaking!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely place to take a little break today, Pat. I've escaped the workmen for a few, and I wanted to drop by and visit. Have missed you!

Hope all is well with you, and I hope to be back to blogging soon.

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

annie said...

I love that so many people are enjoying the gardens.
Wouldnt it be wonderful to be able to garden as well as the pro's do?
Lovely photos. Thanks for the tour.

The Gathering Place said...

What a beautiful post. I love spring flowers!

Junie Moon said...

Your spring photos are a glorious celebration of this time of the year. And their beauty inspires a much-needed sense of relaxation and well-being inside me.

RNSANE said...

What a spectacular how, Pat! Such incredible beauty and color. Makes me want to head to Victoria, BC and those incredible Butchart Gardens.

I wish I knew how to do those nice collages. They are so pretty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful way to show the flowers...in the mosaics! I love the tulips! The colors are so vibrant! ♥