A visit to Fullerton Arboretum

kittymoonbeamFebruary 25, 2014

These are the pictures that are not focused on the rose garden. I am posting Fullerton Arboretum's rose garden's progress in the rose forum.

It was a beautiful day with a blue sky and I thought I would go before the rain comes to look around. There was a beautiful tree in bloom. I don't know what the name is.

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closer view

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 9:56PM
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loropetalum or red fringe flower

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 9:57PM
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for some little gardens it was the end of the season with nothing going on

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 9:59PM
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others were still going strong with plants and personality

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:01PM
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I guess it's not too early for butterflies. This one was glad there were blooms

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:02PM
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I almost mistook this turtle for a rock. Eventally he put out his head when he knew I wasn't going to bother him. He was very close by where I sat down. The other little turtles on the bank in the sun all jumped in the water when they saw me.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:06PM
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speaking of rocks, the kids get this neat table in the childrens garden

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:08PM
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And they get this table with haybale seating as well

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:09PM
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Adults get the bleachers under the big tree. I'd prefer the haybales

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:11PM
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Many fruit trees were still asleep but the oranges were having a good season

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:13PM
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Orange blossoms are beginning to open now. The area around the Victorian house smells wonderful

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:16PM
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Dr. Clark's Victorian House. There are tours of the inside so check if it will be open when you come to visit. If you come during the Green Scene plant days in April, there are always people in costume and the house is open then.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:20PM
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These bulbs have done well

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:22PM
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And this natural shady area was blooming too

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:23PM
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A tree's flowers sprinkled the paths and looked like hail.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:26PM
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Camellias are blooming and looked perfect before the rain

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:27PM
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They are hard at work digging and installing new energy saving led lights all through the gardens but most spaces and paths were open

It's a wonderful, peaceful garden to visit and is right off the 57 fwy at Yorba Linda Blvd. at CSUF

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:35PM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

We attend the Green Scene event every year. Thank you for the beautiful photos and inspiration.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 10:27AM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Thank you for sharing your visit! I love the rock table and stunning tulips. I had to laugh about the flowers on the ground because I take photos like that, too, as well as leaving some flower petals on the table where they fall from bouquets.

The pink-flowering tree is most likely Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pink Trumpet Tree). Here is a photo of mine; not quite so grand yet, but I grew it up from a tiny 5-gal. It was in a large pot until a couple of years ago--one of the most pot culture tolerant trees I have found. The flowering period lasts for several months, at least. The related yellow trumpet tree, while stunning, has a much shorter bloom period.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 8:18PM
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