Flowering Treasures at Zilker Botanical Garden
Rising extra early morning on Sunday gave me time to capture some flowers blooming at Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas before the sun got too fierce. The daylilies (Hemerocallis) were particularly beautiful.
- Daylily ‘Velvet Gem’
With the birds adding an audible chorus to the morning air, the daylilies were bursting into glorious bloom with all their might. While one lone photographer walked the 50 feet from the parking lot to get up close and really appreciate all their beauty – at the same time hoping that others in the autos speeding by at 45 mph would slow down to take a notice too.
- The stunning ‘Eye Yi-Yi’ Daylily at Zilker Botanical Garden
Zilker Botanical Garden is a 30 acre garden in the heart of Austin, Texas ajoining Zilker Park, a large recreation area treasured by the residents of the capital city. The gardens are free and open daily from 7 am to 7 pm (or 5:30 pm in the winter). Parking fees apply during the spring and summer month weekends. For more information call 512-477-8672 or visit www.zilkergarden.org. Zilker Botanical Garden is a collaboration of the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department and the Austin Area Garden Council.