First of all, when my husband said he wanted to visit the “zoo for plants” in NC I told him he was pronouncing it incorrectly because the word arboretum totally sounds made up to me.
Then I went on to make up my own pronunciation of arboretum which I slaughtered.
But it made him laugh.
And I like making him laugh.
Anyway Joe and I, the kids and Poppi all drove up to Asheville on Memorial Day weekend to see the arboretum, but mostly to visit the bonsai tree exhibit.
My husband is into bonsai now.
While we were there Poppi definitely left his mark on the zoo for plants.
At some point we just started carrying him because he was overtaken with the need to mark every tree and bush in the place.
He also felt the need to “mush” everywhere we went.
He was like a 12 lb sled dog that marks every tree he runs past.
And then the kids got bored halfway through the park and started trying to carry each other.
The thing is they are both tall. Really tall. Like one is pushing 6’3″.
I am sure we were a sight to see.
But the modern bonsai exhibit was truly amazing, huge and well curated. Well as huge as an exhibit of tiny bonsai trees can be.
The time and effort it takes to make these works of art in botany is amazing.
If you are into plants or just like admiring creation I would definitely recommend the North Carolina Arboretum.
And their outdoor theater would be an awesome place to get married!