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Dixon Prairie

Dixon Prairie is one of the areas in the Chicago Botanic Gardens. There are 6 different restored prairies on 15 acres. There are only 0.01% of natural prairies left in Illinois, but there are many throughout the state that have been restored. 14 more words


FOTD: 'Flying Saucer' Cactus Flowers

For Cee’s Flower of the Day, I continue with another post of cactus flowers, from the Chicago Botanic Garden.  There is a plaque nearby that identifies this plant as “ 32 more words


FOTD: Cactus Flower

When I saw this in the desert greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Garden, I was amazed! I had never seen such a large and beautiful cactus flower! 49 more words


FOTD: Columbine

My columbines haven’t come up this year. The leaves are there but no flowers. I think they may have been crowded out by rapidly spreading strawberry plants or coneflowers. 21 more words


FOTD: Japanese Iris

Staying with Cee’s choice today for Flower of the Day, a bearded iris, my flower is the Japanese iris, which I saw at the Chicago Botanic Garden in June. 25 more words