I am so fortunate to live in Raleigh and enjoy our superb gardens. Raulston Arboretum is run by the NC State University and has many botanical wonders spread throughout the well-planned garden divisions. Right now there are plenty of blooms in the winter garden including the two shown above. I have always loved the Summer Snowflake and they are in abundance near the lily pond in the winter garden.
The Spring Star Flower is also in bloom. It has a beautiful blue color. The magnolias are blooming too and the warm weather has brought out a lot of potential flower subjects. I hope many of you will get to Raulston this weekend!