Winter Garden


Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum was founded in 1928 and encompasses 189 ridge-top acres.

It’s a pleasant place to visit in all seasons. More than 6,000 specimens of trees and plants from around the world grow in the arboretum.

In mid-winter we enjoyed a two-mile hike in the area. The highlight of our outing was visiting the Winter Garden.

Many flowers were in bloom, including some that I had never seen before. Sparrows and other songbirds kept us company along the way.

Another nice place to visit in the Portland area.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Winter Garden

Winter Garden area

Redbud

Redbud

(?)

Crocus (Thanks for the id Lauren)

Rose Hip

Rose Hip

(?)

(?)

Many varieties of trees in the artoretum

Many varieties of trees in the arboretum

Magnolia

Magnolia

Snowdrop

Snowdrop

 

 

 

 

 

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6 comments

  1. Terrific macro shots, John. I love seeing blooms in their nascent stages–they have their own beauty.

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    • Thanks Debbie. It was nice to slow down and enjoy the mid-Winter beauty of the area.
      By the way, I notice you’ve been enjoying the lower Catherine Creek area the last several weeks like I have been. Grass widows at their prime, three types of parsley and lots of saxifrage!

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  2. The yellow flower looks like a crocus.

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