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Giant Fleece Flowers and Roses

Giant fleece flowers along the walk to Carillon Island – one of the gardens at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.


FOTD: Roses are busting out all over at the Chicago Botanic Garden!

You’ve perhaps heard the line of an old song, “June is busting out all over!” Well, June is the month when roses come into full bloom around here, so I am singing, “Roses are busting out all over!” 29 more words


Corpse Plants

Corpse Plants (Titan Arum) just finished blooming at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. If you look at the squares that have been cut out near the bottom of the plants, this is where the botanic staff obtain the pollen to obtain the seeds for future plants. 11 more words


Flower of the Day: Snapdragons

These snapdragons were another flower I saw last Thursday in the English Garden at Chicago Botanic Gardens:

Cee’s Flower of the Day 6/11/17


Flower(s) of the Day: Poppies

I had a splendid time at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Thursday with my friends Betty and Char. They treated me to the day to celebrate my birthday, which was June 2. 30 more words


How's Your May Progressing?

Believe it or not, we are already into the second half of May.  How did that happen?  I love this time of year though, when summer is yet to come, and it feels that once it starts it will be never ending.   312 more words


The Miracle of Each Minute

The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.

– Margaret Storm Jameson