Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Recent Botanical Garden Visits

Here is an abundance of lovely flowers varying in color, size, shape, etc. from recent visits to the Riverbanks Botanical Gardens in Columbia, SC.



This one below is my favorite. The camera was really working with me.





Some unique leaves with flowers that contrast the plants greatly.
 They like to stand out from the crowd.
 
Massive hibiscus are always a delight to see. Here is my hand to demonstrate size. These were all that gigantic!



Perhaps the prettiest leaf in nature. I do not know what this is, but they get huge and gorgeous.
These huge pom poms are scattered throughout the butterfly garden adding tons of whimsy.
These tall flower stalks are also playful.
Lastly I am showing the mimosa tree. We see these growing wild along the roads, covered in pink. However we had no idea how neat they would be up close until seeing a few of these at that gardens! 

Mimosa comes from its root species but I think it would have been better referred to as a feather tree (just my thoughts).
I hope you enjoyed early summer at the botanical gardens.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val





53 comments:

  1. We visited friends recently for an outdoor summer breakfast and what did we start with - a mimosa! And it wasn't the flower either!

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    1. Enjoying a mimosa is a great way to start the day!

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  2. I'm curious with the plant with white leaves and yellow flower. That's really unique.

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    1. It is a Jacobaea that is referred to as "silver dust". I love the contrast on it when the flowers are in bloom.

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  3. I love all, look beautiful...

    I guess that first photo and fourth photo (yellow flowers) are attractive to bees.

    Have a wonderful summer

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    1. Thank you Tanza. There seem to be bees everywhere in these gardens!

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  4. Oh your flower photos are so lovely! I've never seen a hibiscus that huge, wowsa!

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    1. They are super huge hibiscus! I haven't seen them that large until now.

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  5. Don't you love it when your camera works with you? I never knew mimosa was anything other than OJ and champagne! What a glorious garden, Val. So many beautiful blooms I've never seen. What a great day out!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! I do love when the camera works with me!

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  6. I never knew a mimosa tree looks like that - what pretty feathery blooms. We have several beautiful gardens botanical, in So Cal but I haven't been to any lately. A famous one is Huntington Gardens in Pasadena and then there is the Arboretum in Arcadia and Claremont Botanical gardens which is the closest to me. You've inspired me to go...soon. What I have been doing is stooping by local nurseries and even outside of the grocery store where they keep flats and pots of flowers to sell and sometimes I get pics of some favorites. Happy summer to you.

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    1. I hope you are able to go to one of your local botanical gardens soon. It is such a relaxing way to spend some time with nature. Local nurseries are really good for that too. Some of them are so beautifully laid out like you are at fancy gardens! Happy Summer to you too Sandy!

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  7. omg that hibiscus is huge. I have some in my garden but compared with yours they have small blossoms. Wondeful pictures!

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    1. Thank you Petra. The hibiscus love the heat and humidity here so they grow huge!

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  8. They are all so pretty! Have a lovely day:)

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  9. This botanical garden seems like a great place to visit, with so many beautiful flowers...I really admired the diversity of flowers, these is something so inspiring about the abundance of their colour and designs. Nature is the best artist!

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    1. It is an amazing site filled with many flowers I have never seen before!

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    2. it must have been great seeing some flowers for the first time.

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  10. These flowers are stunningly beautiful and also these photos are amazing!

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  11. Such beautiful flowers, I love botanical gardens, they are so amazingly peaceful.

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  12. I did enjoy seeing all the wonderful flowers, such a nice mix and so colourful to see.
    The hibiscus really are massive!

    All the best Jan

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  13. Que flores lindas!
    Os hibiscos são enormes.
    Você sempre mostrando lugares lindos.
    bjs

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  14. Unas fotos preciosas! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día ! 🤗🤗🤗

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  15. Botanical gardens are a marvel, and your shots are stunning.

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  16. Wonderful flowers. Have a happy day. Hugs.

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  17. Oh I so love all those flowers....like you I love that one, so different looking. My garden is coming along but will not be the best this yr since I still have not finished moving it from where it was to where it is. Maybe this fall I will get things all in place and it will be beautiful next yr....I HOPE.

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    1. Thank you Pam. Your yard will keep coming along as you make changes. Gardening is such rewarding work.

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  18. Truly stunning Val! Wow! Thank you for these gorgeous photos! I agree for the last tree, feather tree, would be an excellent name! Big Hugs!

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  19. Beautiful colours! A lovely source of inspiration.

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  20. Great pictures! I love the gardens at Riverbanks, but we haven't been there in a really long time.

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    1. Thank you Danielle! We have an annual pass. It is so wonderful to visit regularly as it is always changing. It is becoming more lush as summer progresses.

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  21. The flowers r amazing! I remember going out looking for the the Gloriosa climbers that used to grow in wild right after good rains, they are so pretty but poisonous at the same time!

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    1. I had never seen a Gloriosa until moving to South Carolina. They are so gorgeous!

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val