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Friday, July 29, 2016

The Cleveland Botanical Gardens - Part Two

After visiting the Glass House, we went out to wander through the ten acres of gardens.
Here are some photos...

Just outside is a pool filled with water lilies.

I did not know that Cana lilies can be grown as an aquatic plant.

A mass planting of cheerful zinnias

Passing through this gate, you begin your journey through a series of different gardens.




Purple coneflowers...

The Japanese garden...

The Waterfall Garden...

One section is referred to as the Inspiration Gardens.  They provide ideas for outdoor landscaping.

Black-eyes Susans...

the Rose Garden...

We finished our tour in the Herb Garden.

There I ran into one of my former colleagues, a retired science teacher from the school where I taught.  She is a member of the Western Reserve Herb Society, and she volunteers one day each week to work in the herb garden.  It was good to see her and to have a chance to chat.

A visit to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens is a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon!


  1. Hi Bill - I met you at my Aunt Jane Rowe's funeral and I was wanting to get in touch with you. Do you have an email I can send you a message? Thanks

    1. Hi!
      I miss your Aunt Jane very much.
      I don't like to display my email address publicly, but you should be able to get it from your Aunt Sandy. I would like to hear from you.
      Thanks for stopping by,

  2. Hola Bill!
    Beautiful photos. Have you considered adding a "like" button to your blog? That way you can know that some of us who are too lazy to leave a comment on every post have indeed stopped by.

    Saludos y un abrazo,

    Kim G
    CDMX, México
    Where we hit the "like" button as soon as we got here.

    1. Thanks,Kim.
      I looked through the available gadgets to add on to blog, and I could not find a "Like" button.