So the majesty of spring has arrived in Dallas along with the biggest golf weekend of the year with The Masters Golf Tournament. If you're like most people, you haven't had the privilege of walking the grounds but can certainly appreciate the colors and beauty on television. (Thanks goodness for the invention of high definition tv.)
A quick bit of history about Augusta National is that it had a great start towards it's current beauty in that the original property was actually a landscape nursery. It was owned by a noted horticulturist who imported many of the flowering plants on the property. Then the legendary golfing champion Bobby Jones purchased the property after his retirement and hired famous golf course architect Alister Mackenzie to design what is now one of the most recognizable golf courses and pieces of property in the world.
Now back to the beauty of the golf course. If you would like to have a little taste of Augusta National and brighten up your own garden and property, here is a list of many of the flowering plants, shrubs and trees that will be in full bloom and that can all do well in the Dallas and Ft. Worth area. Take a look at these and see if you can spot them in the background while watching the television coverage this weekend.
Pink Dogwood Tree
Japanese Maple Tree
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By they way, we can go without giving a shout out of encouragement to Dallas native Jordan Spieth who is tearing up and in the lead through 2 rounds. Best of luck Jordan and bring that green jacket back home to Dallas!