Jun 23 2012
I can’t help mentioning these flowers. I’m wowed every time they bloom.
Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) in Schenley Park was almost in full bloom last Wednesday (above). By today the flowers ought to be spectacular and they’re ahead of schedule — two and a half weeks early.
Visit Schenley Park before the flowers fade. You can find them on the shady hillside above the pond. If you stand below the Panther Hollow Bridge and face the pond, follow the gravel trail on your left.
Here’s what they look like as you approach.
(photos by Kate St. John)