Spring at the Overland Park Arboretum

The Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens -Light in the Clearing by Theresa L Wysocki

Wildflowers Blooming on the Cottonwood Trail -

Wildflowers at the Arboretum by Theresa L Wysocki


“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
~ quote from the poem “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake

Wild Geraniums on the Bluff Loop Trail -

Wild Geranium by Theresa L Wysocki

“My special cause, the one that alerts my interest and quickens the pace of my life, is to preserve the wildflowers and native plants that define the regions of our land-to encourage and promote their use in appropriate areas and thus help pass on to generation in waiting the quiet joys and satisfactions I have known since my childhood.” ~ quote by Lady Bird Johnson

Wild Columbine on the Bluff Loop Trail -

Columbine by Theresa L Wysocki

“Wildflower landscapes can help us save water. Wildflowers also can save time and maintenance money. They may even bring money to cities and states. Wildflower trails and flower festivals improve local pride and bring in tourists. But, as I’ve said, we need to know much more about how and when and where to plant them to get reliable, predictable, consistent results. We need that knowledge if we are to preserve wildflowers and to choose them as complements to traditional manicured landscaping.”
~ quote by Lady Bird Johnson

Poison Ivy on the Rocky Ridge Trail -

Poison Ivy by Theresa L Wysocki

“May all your weeds be wildflowers.” ~ Author Unknown

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8 thoughts on “Spring at the Overland Park Arboretum

  1. Sherri

    Beautiful, I adore wildflowers and your photos as always do them such justice. I would love to take a walk here with you Theresa, it’s lovely to see spring in full flow for you… ;-)

  2. Marylin Warner

    “…Heaven in a Wildflower…” is absolutely right, Theresa! Wonderful pictures.
    You photograph my favorite gardens and trails with true talent and an artist’s eye for what is most important.
    Well done, Theresa.

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