It was a quiet morning at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. We almost had the garden to ourselves.
Angel Wing Begonias, named for the shape of their leaves, is a hardy hybrid. Seeds from the annual Flamingo Celosia (Celosia spicata) must be saved in order to propagate it. Mine never looked this bright and healthy.
Many garden designers suggest that it’s best to stick to the same plants throughout the garden. I don’t personally agree, but the bright colors were nice. I like to see plants that surprise me.
This new display is a little difficult to comprehend. This is a giant butterfly. The wings will probably be planted with colorful flowers in the spring. The standing metal part in the center is the actual body of the butterfly. Looks like it’s intended to be viewed from above.
The only other people we encountered in the gardens were mothers with young children and babies in strollers. What a perfect way to expose your children to nature.
Next post will be the last one on the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” Peter Marshall