I took a walk along the Meadow behind the Frelinghuysen Mansion today; I strolled along the path towards the Pinetum on this lovely sunny afternoon, a welcome change from the last several cloudy, dreary days. The Meadow is under restoration to eliminate foreign invasive plants and install natives. The view across the meadow is quite bucolic and the walk very enjoyable. There are several benches to rest on along the way, one of which is surrounded by Ilex verticillata shrubs (Winterberry Holly) laden with red berries. The Pinetum holds many of our large collection of Conifers, among them a lovely Cedrus deodara cv. Kashmir (Deodar Cedar). In the woods across from the meadow, there are several beautiful Beech trees (Fagus grandifolia) with their smooth gray trunks and persistent leaves. Make time to take your own walk along this peaceful stretch at the Arboretum, you won’t be sorry!
Picture credits: Margery Ennist.