Tag Archives: Garden

Magnolia tree

We have at school several magnolia trees in easy view of my office windows.

The buds are (much too early) already nearly as large as my thumb.

Elsewhere the oriental magnolias (or at least I think that’s what they are) are already showing flowers, but those flowers are not surviving the cold weekend:

Garfield Conservatory

I spent some time on Sunday at Garfield Park Conservatory.



The Monet Garden was reminiscent of a British garden; the Palm House a treasure indeed.  I enjoyed several other specific locales as well, and had fun chasing some Monarch butterflies.

On this lovely, temperate Sunday, this place was an oasis after the frenzy of Michigan Avenue on Saturday!

Bees, bugs, and butterflies:

Lily pond:

Tropical House: