Easter Sunday in the Garden at Woodlands

 Juby Bock writes in to remind us to visit Woodlands this Sunday. What a great way to spend an Easter afternoon.

“Spring is out in full force here at Woodlands, and we welcome the warm seasons with the return of our Sunday music program.  The Muleskinner MacQueen Trio started things off last Sunday with old-time American music and honky-tonk standards.  This Sunday, George Eckard and Friends will take to the stage, or rather the Pavilion.  Here’s a brief biography of George and his music:

George Eckard is a Decatur area singer/songwriter who writes and performs locally, playing original songs and old favorites in the acoustic/folk genre. Mostly a guitar player, he also plays banjo, mandolin and harmonica as a solo performer and with his friends the Unusual Suspects. In 2009, he self-produced a CD, Songs from the Middle of Life.

 The springtime blooms continue to unfold.  The evergreen azaleas in pink, purple, and white are now fading; but spicily-scented native azaleas in pink, yellow and orange remain.  Other highlights include several varieties of viburnum, from the big showy snowball to the more subtle native varieties; the remains of a fantastic camellia season; and tiny buds on the hydrangeas.  We saw the first of the hot pink rhododendron blooms today.  The unusual pagoda dogwood sports its off-white flowers, which are very different from the beloved dogwood that we all know well.  Leaves are opening on several varieties of large-leaved magnolia, and I’m looking at a big flower bud on a tree right outside the office window.   

Come to Woodlands Garden for a relaxing stroll through the woods on a Sunday afternoon. Open every Sunday afternoon in April from 2-4pm. For more information, visit www.woodlandsgarden.org.

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