Garfield Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show

These pictures are a tiny sample of those I took during my recent, (and first), visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory for the annual spring flower show. What a beautiful display! The colors and fragrance were beautiful and inspiring. This place is a jewel in the city.


Orchids


 


 I love these giant snapdragons


 

The air was sweet.


 


Stock and azalea


 


Beautiful yellow azalea


 


 Camellia


 

January 28 2022

 


 Little Gerta


 


 A pan of snow for fun!


 


Winter blooms


 

November




 

August 2021



A tiny baby bunny has come to visit the backyard. He loves eating the parsley, plantain and little scraggles of weedy grass.


 




 


Though I'm certain many gardeners would not welcome such a visitor to the vegetable patch, I'm so happy to see this little guy. It's very special to see wild critters in the yard. There have been loads of interesting birds. about 100 squirrels, even racoons, but never a bunny.


 


I just hope he won't eat the indigo!


 

March 24 2021

 


 


 

Last year's madder stalks 



The bloodroot has a touch of pink this year

Spring

 

Celandine from Mom's garden


 

Snowdrops


 

Impatiens balfouri  seedlings


Crocus


A little more snow

February 2021

 


 Morning sun and snow on the garage


 


 A couple days later...the roof caved in and the sides fell out!  Not very surprising, but still amazing.....Called the insurance company.  We'll see what's next.


 


 Indoors, the orchids are happy. This lovely slipper orchid has been  in the family for at least 15 years. I've decided to make myself like and learn about orchids, even though they're weird, stiff, and can be expensive.


 


 These moth orchids are new from the grocery store.


 

Sad flowers


 The indigo patch in early November. Little did we know what was to come.


 


 Sad flowers


 


 

New friends

 


Batman, ( despite the name, she is a girl kitty)


 


Batman and Slinky


 

 


 

Fresh indigo

A basket of indigo leaves


After grinding the leaves with ice water


The beautiful green brew


 


 Silk scarf and fabric airing. There are lots of indigo leaf bits still to be washed and rinsed away.


 

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