Staff Trip to Brazil

Above (left to right) are Trevor, Bob, Cindy, John and Janice at the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) today.  The weather was perfect at 80 degrees F with ample sunshine and pleasant breeze.  We didn’t really go to Brazil of course but the CBG had a really neat “Brazil inspired” theme throughout the gardens.  We left Larry O. back to keep an eye on the gardens with many volunteers.  We had a great day touring the gardens and had some “behind-the-scenes” tours as well.  CBG is one of my favorite gardens and certainly one of the best in the country.

Grecian urn plant (Quesnelia marmorata)

blue tango urn plant (Aechmea ‘Blue Tango’)

‘Pretoria’ canna (Canna)

‘Kees Orange’ African marigold (Tagetes erecta) – annual

English walled garden

Japanese garden

‘Pink Planet’ german onion (Allium senescens) – perennial

Sweet Summer panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bokrathirteen’) – woody shrub

Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium sp.)

‘Amistad’ salvia (Salvia hybrida) – annual

‘Rosie Posie’ hummingbird mint (Agastache hybrida) – perennial

‘Millenium’ ornamental onion (Allium hybrida) – perennial

Buehler Enabling Garden