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Spring Gardening Tip from the Dallas Arboretum

Submitted by on March 19, 2012 – 11:00 amNo Comment


What to plant for Spring in your garden and a few tips for your next trip to the Dallas Arboretum


We were planning a trip to the Dallas Arboretum for the Spring Blooms and the Artscape show this past weekend when I happened to catch a news brief on Friday morning. The Fox 4 reporter asked the senior director Jimmy Turner about what “heat-friendly” plants to plant now and he started laughing! Remember that it is only March and we could still be in for some cold weather. Now is still a good time to plant cool weather loving plants! Watch the interview here for his spring gardening tip.

I don’t think I have ever seen the Dallas Arboretum so beautiful. The cherry trees were amazing as were the tulips, daffodils, pansies and violas. It was a veritable rainbow of color in every direction. Here are some of our photos from our Saturday visit.










A few tips if you are planning a trip:

  • Go early to get parking and not have to ride the shuttle bus. We arrived at 9:45 and just got one of the remaining spots.
  • Take a picnic. We bought lunch at the Arboretum and it was delicious but pricey! Make sure to pack a blanket in case the tables are full.
  • Pack extra water, sunscreen and a light jacket. The weather is changing quickly right now and we found we needed all of these!
  • Buy tickets online or even better, buy a membership! We will pay for our membership in just two visits and we always go at least twice a year!
  • Make sure you have plenty of space on your digital camera card, you will be taking LOTS of photos!

Enjoy your visit!


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