Saturday, October 15, 2011

Flowers of the week

On Monday we went to Garfield Park and Conservatory. Turns out there is a beautiful Garfield Park on the near south side of Indy, and one in Chicago. We hit the Indy one. Our first visit, but so beautiful it will surely not be our last.

The kids adored the petunias in the sunken garden.

We could not have picked a pretty day for those Petunias.

And I never liked Canna lilies until I saw these. Gorgeous!

One of the most interesting shots of canna lilies.

Some of these, like this one, I don't know.

Bromeliad. I think I may need one of these.

Golden Candle from Mexico.

A Beautiful dark purple orchid. It was in a very shady corner, and the lighting was very goofy. But when the flash popped off, I think it turned out pretty awesome.

Yellow Hisbiscus. Ever notice how the pistil almost look like an alien?

I don't know what this one is either, but the bumbles seemed to love it. I just loved the blue violet color.

And a coneflower for the road. Ah.