Early March in Three Gardens

From the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden:

This was my favorite; love the loooong tendrils

This was my favorite; love the loooong tendrils

Purple and white

Purple and white

Peachy

Peachy

Spy Sister taking a pic with her iphone; taking WAY clearer shots than I got with my Nikon. (indoor-photography is NOT my forte)

Spy Sister taking a pic with her iphone; taking way clearer shots than I got with my Nikon. (indoor-photography is not my forte)

This weird orchid (not currently blooming) was quite large; those bulbous things were soft-ball size

This weird orchid (not currently blooming) was quite large; those bulbous things were soft-ball size

Tulip-like

Tulip-like blooms

And outside at the Missouri Botanical Garden…

Reflection pools reflecting mostly gray

Reflection pools reflecting mostly gray

But it's not all gray...

But it’s not all gray…

Baaaaaaa

Baaaaaaa

MBG; my happy place!

MBG; my happy place!

Flower...

Flower…

Power (the sculpture matches the print of Spy Sister's purse, see? ;)

Power (the sculpture matches the print of Spy Sister’s purse, see? ;)

Cool tree (forgot what variety)

Cool tree (forgot what variety)

Beautiful bark; a Chinese elm

Beautiful bark; a Chinese elm

And back in the land of Spy Garden…

Little jaune paille de vertus onions (from last year!) going to replant as onion sets

Little jaune paille de vertus onions (from last year!) going to replant as onion sets

Baby sledding

Baby sledding

Who needs tv or video games when there's books?

Who needs tv or video games when there’s books?

Glorious books

Glorious books

Dexie in Spy Garden

Dexie in Spy Garden

Very cool WWI helmet on display at the library; I think it is Prussian

Very cool WWI helmet on display at the library; I think it is Prussian

Delicious vegan peanut butter cup at Frida's

Delicious vegan peanut butter cup at Frida’s

And in Squirrely Garden…

Last Saturday they began installing the deer fence. They were able to mount most of the fence to the existing fence.

Last Saturday they began installing the deer fence. They were able to mount most of the fence to the existing fence.

By “they” I mean Smoochie and a few other parents and staff. I only have these few photos as I was not in attendance for this fence-install (thankfully; it was freezing!)

Teamwork!

Teamwork!

Now that you’ve seen how fun it is to share how gardens grow, check out…

A photo challenge from Sweet Domesticity!

A photo challenge from Sweet Domesticity!

March 1, "Start"

March 1, “Start”

March 2, "Potential"

March 2, “Potential”

March 3; "To Do": Renew membership at the Missouri Botanical Garden; done!

March 3; “To Do”: Renew membership at the Missouri Botanical Garden; done!

Happy March/Happy Spring!

8 thoughts on “Early March in Three Gardens

  1. narf77

    A most fantastic, beautifully photographed post Ms Spy and all who helped to compile it. Cheers for sharing those gorgeous orchids, sheep, fantastic books and everything else that went into making this post wonderful :)

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  2. Eliza Waters

    Love the Chinese elm bark – like a mosaic. That orchid show must have been amazing!! Winter is definitely orchid time. :-) This weekend the bulb show at the college starts (sorely needed this year), will most likely be packed. I will try a weekday when there’ll be mostly old ladies and moms with little kids. I’m so glad yours is a reading family. Readers always do better in school and are better adjusted and calmer, too. Good for the soul! ;-)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Yes that bark is awesome! The orchids were very pretty, but of course I am still partial to what was going on outside (if not too much!) Tulips are my absolute favorite; not too long until they start popping up! Yes, reading is definitely good for the soul. Thanks for the comments!

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