Dear Misty and Bob are members of the MBG and Misty took me as her guest the morning after we had done the Arch. We wandered the gardens all morning and had a good lunch before we went home. Lots of gorgeous flowers, even if the biggest show of summer was past. Here we go. This was the first pic Misty took in the garden. She loaned me her MBG brolly as my sunshade!
Me on a throne in the Ottoman Garden.
Me and Misty on the throne.
Schoenberg Temperate House has a gorgeous tiled garden on the lower level. Here we are overlooking it.
Linnean House, this brick conservatory built in 1882, is the oldest continuously operating display greenhouse in the United States. Why this is crooked, I have no idea. Inside it is full of cactus and other succulents.
Outside is a pretty water garden.
Huge, Santa Cruz water lilies. Pads are about a yard across, all sprouting out of a central core.
Huger, Victoria water lilies. These pads and buds were covered with spikes. No froggies wanna climb on those!
Here’s the Climatron from the pond with the huge lilies in it. This is patterned after something by Buckminster Fuller.
Here’s some pics from inside the Climatron. The Pitcher Plant is only thing I know name of.
This is a waterfall in the Climatron.
Outside the Temperate House was a surprise! Autumn Crocus. Who knew!
There was a garden set aside for the blind with touchable plants and Braille signs. This bed of marigolds had something long and fuzzy in it, no idea what. Intriguing, no?
That’s it for the MBG, except for Chihuly. Comments welcome.
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