Too Soon

We recently visited Bayou Bend gardens and mansion which was owned by Ima Hogg, a philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts.

Ms. Hogg also collected plants. The gardens are filled with azaleas, camellias, magnolias and other spring blooming plants.

Our winter has been so warm that many of the flowers have opened.

The garden’s Azalea Trail is nearly a month away.

None the less, it was an absolutely perfect day on the Bayou.


16 Comments on “Too Soon”

  1. shoreacres says:

    So beautiful! And a reminder that it’s not too soon to start thinking about visiting that azalea garden in Nacogdoches — although they’re enough colder than we are that I think we’re probably a few weeks ahead of them. Lucky we have telephones and email — it would be easy enough to contact them and see how things are coming along!

  2. Misti Little says:

    Whoa! Yeah, a month early, holy cow!

  3. Wow! Valentine’s Indica Azalea, that is too early – glad you got there in time. They may be brown for the big event.

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Your photos are lovely – looks like a wonderful place to visit.

  5. Tina says:

    What a gorgeous garden and beautiful photos. Azaleas aren’t something I see much of here in Austin, we’re to alkaline for that but they surely are pretty!

  6. Ann Coleman says:

    Wow!! That is early for azaleas to bloom, but they’re gorgeous!

  7. So beautiful to see color. I heard that the azaleas were blooming in Charleston, SC already. That’s so hard to imagine since they don’t bloom up here in Ohio until around Mother’s Day.

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