Dallas ArboretumDallas Arboretum and Botanical Backyard hosted its third annual Groundhog Day celebration Feb. 2. A crowd of 125 folks turned out to see if Arboretum Annie noticed her shadow. Annie attended Groundhog Day at Dallas Arboretum on mortgage from Wild Issues Zoofari north of Austin.
Outdated folklore legends declare that if a groundhog comes out of hiding and sees her shadow, it should frighten her into operating again inside. Which means six extra weeks of winter for us. But when she doesn’t see her shadow, spring arrives early. Sadly, Arboretum Annie noticed her shadow, so it appears like we’re in for an additional stretch of winter.
WFAA meteorologist Kalee Dionne, who served as visitor emcee for Groundhog Day on the Arboretum, delivered the unhappy information. Annie determined to come back out from hiding and luxuriate in her celeb lengthy sufficient to pose for selfies with a few of her many admirers.
Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum vice chairman of gardens, “This final winter blast provides further time for our tulips and different spring bulbs to stay chilly earlier than they bloom later this spring. An extended winter means Dallas Blooms will final just a little longer this spring, so much more folks will have the ability to benefit from the largest floral pageant within the Southwest.”
This 12 months’s Dallas Blooms is themed “America the Stunning,” and is introduced by IBERIABANK/First Horizon. Dallas Blooms opens on February 20 and runs by April 11. The spring pageant showcases an explosion of shade from 100 sorts of spring bulbs and greater than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms. 1000’s of azaleas and a whole lot of Japanese cherry timber are additionally featured.
Every week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of many six areas in america with meals, music, flowers and particular occasions. Go to dallasarboretum.org/blooms for extra data.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Backyard
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Backyard is situated on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Street, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Rory Meyers Youngsters’s Journey Backyard is closed by February 19 for preventative upkeep. On-site parking is $15, or $10 if bought prematurely on-line. It’s open every day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dallas Morning Information is a principal sponsor, and the Arboretum can be supported by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Division. WFAA TV is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.