Denis and I went to a botanic garden yesterday. It… was… AWESOME!
Here are some pictures of some of the cool things we saw:
They had a “living wall” that was planted with sedums.
They had a vegetable garden that had big old artichoke plants growing in it. The artichoke flowers were opening. They look like giant thistles.
There was a rose garden. We had just missed seeing a wedding reception there. That was a good thing though, because it gave us a chance to walk the rose garden to smell as many varieties as we could. I didn’t find any scent that knocked my socks off, but the flower colors were outstanding.
I was excited to see magnolia trees in bloom. I love how their flowers smell.
I was also excited to see ginkgo trees. I planted one in my back yard in Baltimore. The fan-shaped leaves were a happy sight.
The botanic garden had many lawn areas that people were picnicking in. It was pleasant to see them there.
There were LOTS of honeybees there. I love honeybees!
What a great outing! We walked a LOT, which was so good. I have not been doing much exercise in the last few months, and it is catching up with me. Ugh. Yesterday I not only exercised, I enjoyed it!