While on a trip to NYC this week, I had the opportunity to visit the New York Botanical Gardens! It was wonderful! There wasn't enough time to see everything, but I did get to see the Conservatory and the Rose Garden, and some other areas along the way. It is such a huge place and I did get lost a few times!
Thain Family Forest
A few other pictures I took along the way. I was a little lost and went on a few detours so I don't remember what areas of the garden these were...
I came home yesterday, and was shocked at how much my gardens changed in just 4 days! The foxgloves are in full bloom now and are some of the prettiest flowers I've ever grown! The Sweet Williams are opening as well as a few peonies, and more petunias and valerian. The young rhubarb plants seem to have nearly doubled in size, and everything in the vegetable garden has grown a lot too, except the cucumbers who aren't doing well thanks to the cucumber beetles. But the lily beetles seem to be all gone after just a few days of hand-picking them. I've been wandering around in disbelief, taking pictures of everything-as usual!
Some close-ups of the foxgloves...
some of the rosemary seedlings. I'm so glad they came up!
The petunias are doing so well in the barrels and hollowed stump I planted some of them in! We've already had a few compliments on them and they aren't even blooming yet!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.