The Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City were not what I expected. It is actually a park for families with flower beds in a lower area. It covers four city blocks that form a square, but doesn’t seem that big. Maybe we missed something.
What looks like a blurry picture is actually the result of water mist coming from the Thunder Fountain. It functions like a sprinkler for children to run through, but of course, has a much more powerful spray coming from above. Several kids were laughing and playing under it.
There were lots of Oakleaf Hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia) under the trees and in other shady areas. In the background is the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory that looks like a huge glass tube.
Because we chose to visit the gardens in the late afternoon for a cooler walk, the conservatory was closed. Also, I had hoped to avoid the harsh sunlight in photos. Ha. That didn’t happen.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a great garden plant because it has such a unique look. Mine got taken over by the agressive Gregg’s Bluemist. But butterflies swarm to the Bluemist, so I can live with losing the Yarrow in that spot. Maybe I’ll try it somewhere else.
Yellow Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’) is a North American native. Now I know where the inspiration for the plastic clusters of white berries came from. These are sold in the artificial flowers section of several craft stores.
I enjoy strolling through almost any garden, but this one was not on my favorites list. To be fair, we did not see inside the conservatory.
“Note to self: just because it pops into my head does not mean it should come out of my mouth.” t-shirt humor or wisdom?