With the arrival of Spring almost here, I thought it would be a good time to post some of my photographs of spring blooms to remind us of what is waiting for us just around the corner.
The first time I visited Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia it was at the tale end of summer 2015. I remember this feeling I experienced walking through the gardens, as if I had just stepped into a world where fairies do exist. This magical world of flowers and trees almost seemed surreal, these gardens that span over 220 acres and are composed of 16 gardens near the north Georgia mountains. I suspect most folks feel the same way when visiting Gibbs Gardens.
Last April, I was able to visit the gardens again during its Spring awakening and in time for the Azalea and Fern Dell Color Fest. These photographs were taken during that visit. Enjoy!
“NO WINTER LAST FOREVER, NO SPRING SKIPS ITS TURN.”
Strawberry Ice Cream Columbine
Pink Petticoat Columbine
Pee Gee Hydrangea Tree
(I was not able to identify this unusual, but, interesting looking plant)
Arnold Piper Rhododendron
George Lindley Tabor Azalea
Japanese Painted Fern
(unable to identify)
Japanese Maple Tree
White Lights Deciduous Azalea