The Cecil & Molly Smith Garden
Today, many of the rhododendrons are massive specimens. Winding pathways meander through a lush valley of rhododendrons, wildflowers and ferns.
|One of my favorites was this pink beauty. I could not find a name on it. |
|'Eddie's White Wonder' dogwood with Rhododendron augustinii in the background. I purchased one of these rhododendrons while I was there!|
|Rhododendron 'Ken Janeck'|
|A neighbor was burning brush which was a bit unpleasant but it did provide some dramatic lighting for photos.|
The Cecil & Molly Smith Garden is open to the general public on weekends in April and May. The admission price is $3. It is well worth the drive to St. Paul. There are also a great number of fantastic nurseries in the area. Plan a day for it!
Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy