I recently enjoyed an entire day at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The temperature was in the 90’s and the sun was shining at full force. Areas of shade and gentle breezes were welcomed as I moved through the gardens. Take a walk with me.
Flowers were abundant and filled the gardens with happy color.
Vibrant foliage offered studies in texture and contributed nearly as much color as the flowers.
Plant combinations inspired ideas to try at home – some for sunny areas, others for shady situations.
And then there were the views, the breath-taking views.
The gardens were shared with the birds and the bees,
This redwing blackbird swooped from the sky and pecked my head as I walked in the Japanese Garden. I must have moved too close to her nest. She sat nearby, completely unafraid of me and my camera.
We are so fortunate to have a world class botanic garden nearby. Take some time and enjoy this treasure. Then get ready to garden with me!