Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Gardeners "D!"

Here's a chance to meet more gardening friends and an Iowa Attraction!

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Des Moines(Iowa)Botanical Center 

Clicking on the title above will take you to their website.
I admit that the photos below are from their site - I couldn't seem to locate mine!

Inside the dome...

 volunteers work outdoors

One last look at the Rainbow Sculpture!

Visit their site.  There are interesting things going on all year!

Nothing "shady" here! ;-) 


troutbirder said...

The arboreteum look like a fun place to visit. I'll keep it in min the next time we head south on I-35.
Mrs. T is recovery very nicely and chemo wasn't necessary. Thanks for asking... :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Troutbirder, This is a nice arboretum, but it only takes a couple of hours to tour (at this time of year!) :-)

I'm so glad she's doing well. Wonderful news.

Casa Mariposa said...

That botanical center looks awesome! I'm done pining away for our elusive winter and am now just waiting for spring! I'm not sure I could make it through that dome without sticking my hands in the soil! :o)

Shady Gardener said...

LOL! I love your thought of sticking your hands in the soil. I'd be tempted myself!!! :-)

Deanna said...

What a beautiful place to visit..lovely in the summertime. Still no snow in our parts, the willows are already turning their spring yellow...YIKES!!

Shady Gardener said...

Uh Oh, Deanna! I'm hoping our "cold snap" prevents Spring's too-early arrival!!

Rosemary said...

What a wonderful place Love the orchid.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosemary!