I promised you a blog entry on the rest stop in Arkansas that must be in the top ten of prettiest rest stops in America. (Be sure to remember to click on any image to enlarge it.)
While most rest stops have a few plants, like bushes and trees, The best ones try to make you feel welcome and comfortable with the landscaping. This one went far beyond that to an arrangement of plants and paths that it should actually be a destination.
A delightful combination of annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs were planted along paved paths that lead from the parking lots and to the picnic shelters.
Between the bathrooms and the snack machines stood a raised bed full of tropical plants like these elephant ears.
Even roses, crepe myrtles and sunflowers made an appearance.
If you ever make it to Arkansas, be sure to make this one of your stops.
And be sure to add your thanks to the Department of Transportation employee who cares for this gem along the interstate.