Before I begin - today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Because tomorrow is "H" day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I am delaying my Holocaust Remembrance Day post until tomorrow. I hope you will join me.
For "G" day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I want to bring you to several Gorgeous gardens in my theme of "New York State".
But before I begin, I wanted to show you this small tree, which isn't in any garden, but is along a popular walking trail near where I live in New York State. It's commonly called a pussy willow, one of several small trees that have small, fuzzy catkins, which will contain the flower. Only male pussy willows have these catkins. Wouldn't a tree like this be a lovely addition to any garden?
And now, to our gardens.
Grace Gardens in Penn Yan, New York is a day lily retailer. Their grounds are beautiful, especially in July, when these pictures were taken.
Also at Grace Gardens, a Gorgeous tree.
This is my favorite garden in New York State and I've blogged about it several times - Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, New York. This spectacular city park is free to visit and has a fascinating history. I've been there three times now and always leave a contribution to the upkeep. Part of the grounds are in ruins and renovation has been going on for several years now.
Here's more on the history of the gardens and Samuel Untermyer.
Speaking of historic gardens, Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, New York is worth a visit if you are visiting the Finger Lakes. Besides the gardens, there is a historic mansion and a wine center you can tour. The above picture was taken in a greenhouse complex built in the early 20th century. Sadly, part of it is in ruins.
One more from Sonnenberg.
My last photo was taken from the gardens at President Franklin Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park, New York.
"G" day at the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme "New York State".
Also joining Parul at Happiness and Food every second and fourth Thursday for #ThursdayTreeLove.