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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's Azalea Trail Time

I love this time of year -- the days are starting to get a little longer, the weather is beginning to get warmer, spring is in the air!  And it's time for the annual Azalea Trail Home and Garden tour, organized by the River Oaks Garden Club.

This year, the Azalea Trail takes places from 11 am to 6 pm on March 5, 6 and 7.  The tour locations for this year include the famous Bayou Bend, former home of Miss Ima Hogg, and six other locations.  You can get more information, and a map of the locations, at the link above.

It's been years since I have followed the Azalea Trail, but the weekend weather forecast is optimistic and I think it will be nice way to introduce my husband to his adopted hometown.

Tickets are $20 for all seven locations or $5 single site admission. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the River Oaks Garden Club, The Arbor Gate in Tomball, and a variety of other locations listed on the link above.

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


Kathleen Scott said...

Jayne, so glad you shared this. Here in the Hill Country we cope with alkaline clay. Azaleas are foreign exotics. How much fun to revel in the blooming gardens. I can't make it this year but want to put it on next year's calendar. It will be like a foreign vacation.

Jayne said...

Well in the end, we didn't get to go either :-( However, next weekend, they are having Spring House and Garden Days at Bayou Bend and we have promised ourselves we won't let anything interfere with our plans for that.