Early Spring Flowers at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Early Spring Flowers at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Photos taken at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Watertown, MA, on April 19, 2008.

See my previous set of photos from Mount Auburn Cemetery, too.

Copyright (c) 2008, Sandra J. Loosemore. Photos are provided for personal viewing only; no other use is permitted without prior written consent.

Here's some pretty pink azaleas.
This is a different azalea, more purple-colored. These azaleas are a deciduous plant and didn't have their leaves in yet, only flowers; this one just happens to be growing in front of an evergreen rhododendron that wasn't blooming yet.
Close-up of the purple azalea.
This is a weeping cherry, very popular with bees. This particular one was a sort of shrubby plant growing mixed in with more rhododendrons on a sunny bank.
Another shot of the weeping cherry and busy bee. Note the bee's knees -- those are pollen baskets.
Here's a lovely clump of striped crocuses.
Some nice daffodils.
More daffodils.
There are some large plantings of forsythia here and there in the cemetery. This one is near the base of the observation tower.
Here's a close-up of the forsythia flowers.
The magnolia trees have big, showy blossoms.
This is a Pieris japonica, also known as andromeda.
A shot of a flowering prunus.
And another one of the prunus.
This is a spectacular mass planting of scilla, also known as squill.
Here's a close-up of the scilla.
Some vinca.

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