At the Arboretum – June 7, 2023

Hazy and hot today, but the haze is due mostly to the Canadian fires’ smoke which has blown down our way. The air is thick and smells of burning … so sad to think of all the trees that are being lost to these fires.

On a happier note, the gardens at the Arboretum are progressing along and today I encountered a large Yucca recurvifolia in full bloom (Soft Leaf Yucca); it really makes a statement in the garden! A gorgeous Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes” (Variegated Kousa Dogwood) is blooming next to the parking lot; the white bracts against the variegated foliage makes for a pretty picture. Last, but not least, I encountered a garden visitor trying to hide and stay under the radar; yes, they do munch on our garden plants, but isn’t this Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail Rabbit) adorable!