Life here at the Chaotic Garden seems to have gotten pretty busy these past couple of days, and I have not gotten back to the rest of the Botanical Garden. But here it is!
A new garden has been added since we were here last. Glad to see George Washington Carver has been honored with a place here! A national monument at his homestead is here in SW Missouri not far from us.
On to the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, where we learn about ideas for our home gardens, and get all our garden questions answered!
The hosta garden at Kemper
I love the sculptures!
Some of everything is grown here, trials, experiments, new plants
Yummy looking lettuces! Beautiful!
River Birches. Love the peeling bark!
A great way to plant a container! The chard and other veggie greens are so beautiful with the flowers.
The Chinese garden is next, small but lovely.
The walk is embedded with mosaics of all sorts of flowers and bird pebble art.
The DinoQuest exhibit was going on in the Climatron, unfortunately we were out of time and the Garden was nearing closing time so we had to miss this and the temperate house. Next time!
The rock garden outside the Temperate House
Tiny Dutch elm in the rock garden. It wasn't over 4' tall!
Ulmas x Hollandica "Jacqueline Hillier"
Chihouly glass sculpture. The light was behind it so I couldn't capture its brilliant blue. Amazing piece of work!
Goodby Missouri Botanical Gardens! So much had to be left out of these posts because of space and time, wish I could have shared it all with you. I've tried to pick the best representational photos of my favorite spots, and hope you have enjoyed it as much as we did. What a wonderful day! If you would like to learn more, visit
The William T Kemper center for Home Gardening is worth a visit for any of your gardening questions. There is also a "plant finder" that will enable you to identify nearly any plant that will grow in the MoBot zone, learn about its characteristics and where to locate it. A very valuable resource!
There is so much to see and enjoy at Missouri Botanical Gardens! But my favorite part of it all has to be the woodland garden. I would have just been glad to wander around in there for hours, but The Person I Was With wanted to see the rest .
You wildflower plant geeks are gonna love this place.
Mayapple, podophyllum"Spotty Dotty"!
I love the red flowers! Do I want this one? Hella yes!
Small pond, statuary "Three Graces". Water is a bit murky but it had been raining for days.
Another mayapple! I love these things! Podophyllum plianthum Dysosma
Wow! What is this, I asked!
Jack in the pulpit, Arisaema ringens. Gorgeous!
This robin was just having the BEST time!
Allspice, sinocalycanthus chinensis I think I have to have this shrub!
Another arum, arisaema serratum
Would you have believed this was an epimedium? epimedium latisepalum
Looks like they have trouble with four-legged critters too! I just did this very thing with a wire basket to protect a hosta that was being attacked by deer, the morning we left for St Louis. Worked, too!
I love this stream winding through the woodland garden
So does this lovely couple!
European beech, fagus sylvatica. A wonderfully picturesque tree.
And onwards to the Japanese Garden.
So many pictures (I took nearly a thousand), so many plants, and so little time! Tomorrow, the Japanese Garden.