Archive for the ‘West Fairmount Park’ Category

Iris versicolor at Concourse Lake, West Fairmount Park

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Photos taken on Sunday, May 21, 2017



Empress Tree blooms in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, April 30, 2017

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Paulownia tomentosa


Found in the parking lot of the Horticultural center. Serving as a specimen tree, unlike so many others in the park, growing as invasive weeds. It will also grow into the walls of buildings.

Nevertheless the beauty of this species stopped us in our tracks.

Native to China.



Here it is showing its growth habit.




Dogwoods continue to Bloom along Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Dogwoods in the park across Parkside Ave are still blooming away, everyday the bracts get a little bit bigger. They were covered with hundreds of pollinating insects.