I hadn’t been to the Raulston Arboretum in years, and finally visited with some members of my family. I had forgotten how truly special the arboretum is. It has over 6,000 plant specimens in a dozen different landscape areas. Raleigh is lucky to have this horticultural gem.

I took many photos and couldn’t decide on my favorites, so I am spreading them out over several blog entries.

I worked my usual Picasa magic on them, correcting sun glare, enhancing colors, and cropping edges for better composition. Enjoy!

Arboretum peonies 1

Arboretum roses

Arboretum pond

Arboretum succulent

Arboretum brick braid

Arboretum irises