Chaos, meaning complexity in nature, and also the natural, usual state of my garden!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Missouri Botanical Gardens, Woodland Garden
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.