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Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Color at the Chicago Botanic Gardens

This weekend, we took our visiting guests to the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  While the wind was nippy and the temperature definitely fall like, the floral displays captured our senses. I want to share a couple of the stunning landscapes with you.

 
The top of the bridge entering the gardens- laden  with hanging flowers.

 
I have never seen such huge pots of mums!

 Inside one of the buildings,  large spheres of mums were hanging over the water feature.

 
Clumping several kale together, really makes a bigger impact.


 
This garden was beautiful- different tones of purple and greens.


 
Large pumpkins lined the wall of the vegetable garden.

 
The larger size pots allow space for many more plants- making a bigger impact.
 
 
Kale and lettuce - ready to pick.
 

Notice the wind in the willows- so graceful.
 

 
Chilled from our walk- time to head home, light the fire and fix a hot toddy.
The perfect fall afternoon!


8 comments:

Mari said...

Absolutely gorgeous what a feast for the eyes...

Smile~
Mari

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Beautiful photos! This is one of my favorite places to visit while in the Chicago area.

Christy said...

The mums are huge! Loved the kale plants! Gorgeous photos!

Katha said...

Beautiful pictures! Love the movement of the willows, that must have taken a quick hand!

Jody and Stan said...

Beautiful Photos! Love all the Fall Color!
Hugs,
Jody

Laurell Banner said...

Such a beautiful place to visit in the fall. The colors are just glorious.. Loved the pumpkin wall. You are becoming such a good photographer. Love all the movement shots.

frenchbourne said...

That's in our own backyard... Beautiful! Also beautiful photography!

frenchbourne said...

That's in our own backyard... Beautiful! Also beautiful photography!