Azalea Gardens Park

The azaleas are all finished blooming but the park is still full of flowers.
 Crepe Myrtle of all colors bloomed along the paths.

Ducks and Canada Geese waddled everywhere. It was raining and the visitors were sparse.
The waterfall is a shady place on the hillside which has always been a favorite play place for my children.
White crepe myrtle and bottle brush bushes bloomed along with Canna lilies.
Children had  deserted the playground equipment, but there were two teen girls running back and forth under the park’s sprinkler fountain.
It was a drippy day and plenty hot, but my ride through the park was worth the time. The scent of these white blossoms was like a fine perfume.

Azalea Gardens Park

The azaleas are all finished blooming but the park is still full of flowers.
 Crepe Myrtle of all colors bloomed along the paths.

Ducks and Canada Geese waddled everywhere. It was raining and the visitors were sparse.
The waterfall is a shady place on the hillside which has always been a favorite play place for my children.
White crepe myrtle and bottle brush bushes bloomed along with Canna lilies.
Children had  deserted the playground equipment, but there were two teen girls running back and forth under the park’s sprinkler fountain.
It was a drippy day and plenty hot, but my ride through the park was worth the time. The scent of these white blossoms was like a fine perfume.

Flowers for Sale

Beautiful trays of plants were sold at the Azalea Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma this spring. After winter the flowers are such a refreshing sight. Coleus comes in many varieties. It was one of my mother-in-laws favorite plants.
Impatiens, petunias, moss rose and so many of the brightest and most loved summer plants can be purchased at farmer’s markets during April.

I bought two new white azaleas and a purple azalea to plant between my pink and red varieties. It should look like this when it all blooms next spring.

Flowers for Sale

Beautiful trays of plants were sold at the Azalea Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma this spring. After winter the flowers are such a refreshing sight. Coleus comes in many varieties. It was one of my mother-in-laws favorite plants.
Impatiens, petunias, moss rose and so many of the brightest and most loved summer plants can be purchased at farmer’s markets during April.

I bought two new white azaleas and a purple azalea to plant between my pink and red varieties. It should look like this when it all blooms next spring.

Azalea Gardens in Muskogee, Oklahoma

One April morning in Muskogee those azaleas begin to burst open. Everyone has been waiting.
Horse drawn carriages carry the park visitors  around to see the park set on the hills west of town.
Horses are one of the many happy sights.
Ducks and geese are another!
Friends stop to rest on one of the docks that surround the pond.
(Alton, Evan, Julie, Brenna, and Quinton)
One of my favorite azaleas is this wonderful pink variety.
A bride and her maid-of-honor ride in the white carriage.
White azaleas for the bride.
Azaleas are sold at the Festival in April.
This one and the pink favorite above, I bought and have enjoyed in my yard the last few years.
These friends have a tradition of visiting the gardens every spring for a picnic and a hike up the waterfall trail.
These friends have a tradition of enjoying the flowers too.
Don’t miss out on the gardens this year. Tulips and dogwood bloom early, and then azaleas, and later the park shows roses. There is a boardwalk around the pond, a gift and flower shop, and a playground. There are picnic tables under shade trees and a baseball field where children fly kites.
The Azalea Gardens are wonderful!