Thursday, April 9, 2009

Putting It All Together

This is just one area in Woodward Park which is an example of the layers of trees and shrubs. Dogwoods and redbud trees fill the understory beneath tall Oak trees which are yet to leaf out. Along the floor are azaleas. The park is full of these views. Woodward Park is also home to a spectacular rose garden, but that will have to be a coming attraction. I know that there are many cities with beautiful parks and gardens, but Tulsa is the place where I live, and I think it is great.

Here is an entire neighborhood where each garden is filled with beauty that runs down each side of the street.

Here is a residence with white dogwood, pink dogwood, Japanese maple and redbud trees all mixed and blooming at the same time. Beneath are azaleas although they are not quite in bloom yet.

I have tried to show you some of the beautiful flowering trees and shrubs to be found here in Tulsa. What is really nice is when they are all put together to compliment each other. Beginning now and for the next 3 or 4 weeks this whole part of Tulsa is filled with beauty. This is not to say that it is not lovely at other times, but now is really special.