Botanically, Yours II

We set out Thursday armed with a picnic and observation art journals to spend a long quiet day at the gardens together. There is still much to bloom but it was perfect weather and we covered so much ground I think we are both still sore. Enjoy!

Sam

Critters below!

A lovely rendering…

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40 thoughts on “Botanically, Yours II

  1. Oh WOW! Gorgeous! What is that white/yellow surrounded by purple (9th pic)?
    Botanical gardens, art museums… I get lost in the beauty. Fantastic pictures! Thank you for sharing these.๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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      1. I thought it looked like lantana but I’ve never seen that combo of colors…

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        1. I was gonna say GURRRL you know I don’t know! I felt bad that most weren’t labeled because she wanted to write them in her journal and if it’s not Phlox, Gardenias or Peonies I can’t help! (I do know a few more, lol!) Anyhow there were three varieties of the one you’re mentioning but that was my favorite of the magical color combos!

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  2. Lantana is pretty but poisonous. If you touch it, make sure you wash your hands๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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      1. My ex owned a landscaping business. I learned a lot about plants. Lantana and Oleander are popular landscaping shrubs, both are poisonous.

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      1. Shhhh…. I’ll deny everything! Shoot! Quick, delete those comments ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. These are beautiful!,

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    1. Thank you! I ended up with more than I thought. Im going to try back in a few weeks when more perennials are out. There were only several in bloom.

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  4. Thank you for sharing so much beauty!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Oooo what are the flowers in the 2nd and 3rd pictures? They look like a huge daisy but have purple on the inside of the petal? Love all these pictures, Sam! And it is such a great idea! I’m adding it to my list of things to do with the toddler I’m nannying this summer. Hopefully he likes it!

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    1. I know there are African daisies in this part of the garden and in looking around I think this must be them. ๐Ÿค” Yes for sure! We have been going here since the baby days to see the fish and hang out in the greenhouse which is so handy in the depths of winter cause its like summer inside!

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  6. What a truly happy post Sam! Love the photos!

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— I overstayed my parking pass we were there so long and we ended the day with a big taco night at home! Makes up for the cruddy days that don’t go as planned!

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      1. How fun! I just made tacos tonight for dinner for the kids and me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ!!

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          1. I love your images! LOL

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  7. What amazing photos! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You’re welcome! I can’t wait to go back and catch the ones that weren’t ready yet. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. You got some great photos there! Sx ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. This is one of my favorite posts of yours! Incredibly beautiful! The most perfect art work.๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Thank you! I couldnt believe how much was still not in bloom. Great reasons to go back. Wooot!

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    1. Thank you again! I will find a good one for tomorrow!

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  10. What is that object or critter that you circled? What that a green lizard with white side stripes? I can’t tell. Darn you tiny phone screen!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Haha! That was such a fail but I was determined to mark him as a ‘critter’ spotted! It was a snake who sat there and stared at us forever but when I finally tried to take his picture I botched the buttons enough times he decided to start moving away ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. Hey man – that’s my move! Get your own hosed photo ideas! Lol. Seriously I do that all the damn time with my wildlife pics. Esp on something that shouldn’t be that hard like a butterfly or bird. Not sure if you are a watcher of the show “The Big Bang” but it makes me think of the episode where Sheldon finds the wild bird. He wants to keep it, but of course it flies off later in the episode. When that happens, Sheldon yells out, “Come back you stupid bird so I can love you!!!!” That about sums up wildlife photography for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I adore your pics. They really are lovely. ๐Ÿ˜‰โค๏ธ

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        1. Lolollll! Yes! I thought ‘What a Jerk!’ crawling away just because he knew we wanted his picture ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you so much, it was a beautimous day!!

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    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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