Azalea Trail #3, Azaleas & Spring Flowers

I was told the first thing I needed to see was the Pyron Home Garden, located on Dobbs in Tyler, before I saw any of the other houses on the Historic Azalea Trail. After my visit to this illustrious home and garden I completely understand the thought. I have seen many beautiful homes and gardens, but I am not sure I have seen the level of artistry displayed at this particular home, at any time in my past. As I walked to the side, to enter the back yard I talked with the owner briefly. He was redoing the entry walkway and adding stones that would extremely enhance the entrance. He was a nice chap, but wanted to work rather than gab. I can appreciate that and walked around the house. I took a few steps around the house to the rear and enjoyed this view.

 

Back of the Pyron Home

Back of the Pyron Home

 

Across the canal that ran through their house’s backyard and their neighbors, was this nice patch of grass. Please notice the detail of the canal. I am not sure if the city did this or the homeowners, but the result was work very well done! It blended in with surrounding yards and had beautiful walkways back and forth made from the same rock and stone. I was impressed with the craftmanship.

 

Back Area Along the Canal in the Pyron Home

Back Area Along the Canal in the Pyron Home

 

I then walked as far as I could to the rear fence and took another photo. I tried to capture the depth and size of the backyard. It was amazing. Not to mention the different sitting areas completely equipped with tables, chairs, couches, benches and of course a nice BBQ grill. I would spend many an afternoon in his area, if I lived in this house.

 

View of the Pyron Home From The Farthest Point

View of the Pyron Home From The Farthest Point

 

As I walked the yard the Azaleas popped out from one side to the other. I was approximately a week early though. I am guessing the week afterwards was excellent and more blooms would have been coming out.

 

Red Azaleas

Red Azaleas

 

I wasn’t aware that so many various colors existed with azaleas, Even the different colors had assorted variations. For an example I must have seen at least 10 different shades of pink and approximately 12 shades of red. Everywhere I turned I saw a different azalea.

 

Pink Azaleas

Pink Azaleas

 

This area of town, is known as the historic Alzalea Trail District. As I walked the neighborhood I ran into various assorted plants as illustrated below. I must have taken over 750 photos. It was hard to narrow down exactly which photos to put in my posts. This city is a royal garden of flowers and other blooming plants and trees.

 

Red and Pink Azaleas

Red and Pink Azaleas

 

This set of flowers were located at 1411 South Chilton and was The Hardin Home, one of the Old homes on the Historic Tyler Tour. I am not entirely sure what type of flower this is. I found it beautiful and had to take a photo.

 

Beautiful Flower (Code For I Am Not Sure of The Name)

Beautiful Flower (Code For I Am Not Sure of The Name)

 

This group of flowers were located in the same neighborhood along side of one of the sidewalks. Again, I fould this extremely attractive and wanted to share my photo.

 

Beautiful Flower (Code For I Am Not Sure of The Name)

Beautiful Flower (Code For I Am Not Sure of The Name Again)

 

This close up is from a Dogwood tree, outside the house behind the Pyron house. I love these trees and was lucky to find it blooming.

 

Close Up of a Dogwood Bloom At The Home Behind The Pyron Home

Close Up of a Dogwood Bloom At The Home Behind The Pyron Home

 

This is an example of one of the plaques in the neighborhood, as designated by the Department of the Interior. It is also designted as one of Tyler’s Historic Landmark’s. Quite an honor in my humble opinion.

 

An Historical Plaque at One of The Homes on The Azalea Trail

An Historical Plaque at One of The Homes on The Azalea Trail

 

Another lovely section of azaleas and other blooming flowers captured, as I walked through the neighborhood. I could have spent several days just taking photos and touring this neighborhood on foot.

 

Several Colors of Azaleas

Several Colors of Azaleas and Other Flowers

 

As a future reference, Tyler is known for their rose’s and the Tyler Rose Festival is held each year in October. You have plenty of time to make plans to attend. If I wasn’t going to be in Italy and Thailand in October 2015,  I would certainly spend a weekend touring the rose gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

***Portions of my stay were in association with the City of Tyler. All opinions, as always, are those of my own.

 

 

 

 

 

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8 responses to “Azalea Trail #3, Azaleas & Spring Flowers”

  1. Nancie says:

    Stunning home and flowers. The azaleas are out here in Korea as well, and I love them!

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Nancie,
      I didn’t realize that Korea had the climate for azaleas. I learn something new every day. Thank you kindly for teaching me today’s lesson. Hope all is well with you. I am jealous you are in Korea. It is one of my favorite countries in Asia.
      Mike

  2. Josie says:

    Hi Mike,

    There’s simply nothing better for a spring spirit than a garden tour — and in your case, the azalea tour! Thanks for the beautiful photos to brighten my day.
    Here in Michigan, only brave daffodils and crocuses are out, and not all of them yet. The growing season is pretty short here.
    Although living in a condo now, (better for travel you know :-), I was fortunate to once have a home and garden that was on the annual garden tour for my town. How I miss that garden! It’s a TON of work, but the daily rewards were so incredibly wonderful, making the work mostly effortless.
    My experience with gardening has helped me win good house sitting assignments around the world, too!
    Wishing you safe and happy travels,
    Josie

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Josie,
      Any flower is a joy in the Spring. I realize living up north has its disadvantages, with gardening, etc. At the end of the day whether you live in a condo or a large home, you can always gain the joy of fresh flowers. I lived in Cuenca Ecuador for a while (in a condo) and loved the fact I could walk to the flower market and purchase fresh flowers daily very inexpensively. Enjoy!
      Mike

  3. Thank you for psyching me up for the spring wildflower season. Wish I was in Texas again checking it out there, but I will have to settle for the Midwest this year.

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Ted,
      It is always a pleasure to hear from you amigo. You have been very busy this year. Next time you come to Texas we have to meet up for a beer and a meal. Take care of yourself. Wish you were going to Costa Brava.
      Mike

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