Shaw Wildflower Market

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Tonight was the members-only preview of the Shaw Wildflower Market

Tonight was the members-only preview of the Shaw Wildflower Market

We enjoyed checking out the different vendors. Purchased some delectable blueberry jam, bread from homegrown and hand-milled grains…

Wine from a local vineyard...

Wine from a local vineyard…

Danced to...

Danced to…

the...

the…

music!

music!

Very fun!

Very fun!

Said "hello" to some chickens...

Said “hello” to some chickens…

Viewed a unique collection of handmade baskets...

Viewed a unique collection of handmade baskets…

Good times at the Shaw Wildflower Market.

Good times at the Shaw Wildflower Market.

And of course…

Marveled at the wildflower selection for sale...

Marveled at the wildflower selection for sale…

and other native plants.

and other native plants.

We settled on a couple...

We settled on a couple…

Rough Blazing Star plants.

Rough Blazing Star plants.

After visiting the wildflower market we visited the playground at Shaw…

Walking to the playground...

Walking to the playground…

We noticed many of the wildflowers we saw for sale!

We noticed many of the wildflowers we saw for sale!

Wildflower

Wildflower

Dreamy

Dreamy

A sign...

A sign…

Many colors in the prairie.

Many colors in the prairie.

So many different types!

So many different types!

I spy asparagus!

I spy asparagus!

Coming upon the playground, we got a drink...

Coming upon the playground, we got a drink…

found a forgotten toy...

found a forgotten toy…

And enjoyed more natural landscaping.

And enjoyed more natural, native landscaping.

I spy tentworms!

I spy tentworms!

Tentworms (ew!)

Tentworms (ew!)

Digging for bones

Digging for bones

The playground is in a lovely grove of old pine trees...

The playground is in a lovely grove of old pine trees…

Big pine trees

Big pine trees

The playground has many musical instruments...

The playground has many musical instruments…

Xylophone...

Xylophone…

Drum (can you spy the Spy?)

Drum (can you spy the Spy?)

Another sort of xylophone...

Another sort of xylophone…

And a…

Balance Area!

Balance Area!

Spy Sister

Spy Sister

aka Aunt Spy demonstrating the art of balance.

(aka Aunt Spy) Demonstrating the art of balance.

And the Spy too, balancing in a tree...

And the Spy too, balancing in a tree…

Climbing...

Climbing…

Perching

Perching

Another...

Another…

Beautiful outing at...

Beautiful outing at…

Shaw!

Shaw!

Goodnight! Happy Friday!

Goodnight! Happy Friday!

16 thoughts on “Shaw Wildflower Market

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  3. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening!

    I could not make the sale this year, and this post reminded me what a fun time it is (yay Edg-Clif!) and that I shouldn’t miss it — even if I don’t think I have room for any more liatris species. :)

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      1. narf77

        I can’t remember the word for that ziggy-zaggy pattern but it’s about as trendy as paisley was back last century in the 60’s ;)

  4. Angela Ewing

    I went to the sale today. I look forward to that sale every year. Oddly enough though, I’ve never been to the rest of the park. It’s on my list of things to do this year. Enjoy your plants. :)

    Reply
    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Cool! Fun to find another blogger from St. Louis! Yes, you should definitely check out the rest of Shaw! It is beautiful! You enjoy your plants too!

      Reply
  5. Eliza Waters

    This place looks fantastic. Love all the wildflowers – magical. Great innovative playground – xylophones! Looks like a good time was had by all! Have a GREAT Mother’s Day, you awesome mom you!

    Reply
    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Shaw may be my favorite local park, it is huge and beautiful with so many different landscapes (can’t wait to go back for another walk through the prairie when more later types of wildflowers are blooming). The playground is very inspiring and makes us want to build all sorts of things here! Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!

      Reply

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