Thursday, 18 June 2015

Thursday (holiday) flower throwbacks

"A garden isn't meant to be useful, it's for joy."
- Rumer Godden

It looks like a tropical paradise or a film set. It's not. I took this (above) picture in the United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC. Put me in any city, and I will find public gardens.

When I lived in New Zealand for a year, my favourite place was the Winter Garden (below) in Auckland Domain. There is something magical about stepping inside a glass room overflowing with unusual plants and blooming flowers and creeping vines. A whole other climate exists inside. Temperate, tropical, sub-tropical, they're all wondrous places.

Purple delphinium, poppy pods.

Blue, white, and purple delphinium.

Foxgloves.



Kate  x



UNITED STATES BOTANIC GARDEN
AUCKLAND WINTERGARDENS

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