The Dallas Arboretum this week launches the 28th annual Dallas Blooms.

The nationally acclaimed floral festival features 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs including tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinth. It’s how we know it’s spring. Seems like a good time to share one last series of photos left behind by our former Advocate photographer Benjamin Hager, who recently took a job in Florida.

Play for a close-up look at life inside the Arboretum.

Dallas Blooms features several special concerts and programs — details here. March 3-April 8.