Last weekend I went on my first road trip with the Wisconsin Hardy Plant Society to the Missouri Botanical Garden. I felt like I stepped into the next few months with the blooming roses, irises (1,500 of them), rhododendrons & azaleas (300), dogwoods (130), foxgloves, annuals and the warm weather. I was extremely impressed with the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the United States. Two of my favorite gardens were the English Woodland Garden with it’s layers of plants and the Japanese Garden with it’s many Japanese maples. Our group also toured the Shaw Nature Reserve, garden centers, shops & some private gardens and we did this all in three days! At the beginning of the trip I only knew one person and at the end I got to know many “plant loving” & great people.
From Cheryl’s Garden: Meet Me in St. Louis
May 7, 2012 By Leave a Comment
Metasequoia glyptostroboides – Dawn Redwood Tree
Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’ – May Apple
View from the Japanese Garden
Platanus occidentalis – Sycamore Tree
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera’ – Japanese Falsecypress