A winter visit to Missouri Botanical Garden

I had the pleasure this past weekend of touring a small corner of the Missouri Botanical Garden with a group of my fellow garden writers. It may have been cold and grey outside, but inside the Linnean House, Shoenberg Temperate House and Climatron warmth and color surrounded us. Read on to see a selection of the images I captured while enjoying some of the history of the gardens and the company of my gardening friends, old and new.

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A late fall tour of the Chicago Botanic Garden

Autumn color arrived early and fast this year in Illinois, giving us brilliant color that didn’t last a long time. When I planned to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden this first weekend of November, I initially thought the tree canopy would still have some color to enjoy. During my visit yesterday, my anticipation was tempered as most of the leaves had already fallen. On a cool, cloudy and occasionally misty day, I had to find other sources of color as I hiked the CBG grounds. Continue reading A late fall tour of the Chicago Botanic Garden