Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Botanical Garden





I took my Cub Scout den to the botanical garden today. We had a tour of the greenhouse and the teaching garden. It was so beautiful there. The boys loved looking at all the plants and had lots of questions for the greenhouse director. As you can see from the last picture, Alex loved the Lamb's Ear plant. I'd never seen a plant like that before. It was amazing how soft and velvety it was. Pat, if you're reading this, I thought of you when I was there. You would love it!

16 comments:

Sara said...

I love that first flower. It's so funky, it almost looks alien, doesn't it?

Janae and Travis said...

How fun. Was this Red Butte Garden? Travis and I have been there. It was a lot of fun. My Mom has oodles of that lambs ear growing in her flower beds. It is a fun and fuzzy plant.

Gypsy Girl said...

Love the 3rd shot.

Tracy said...

Such beautiful flowers! I do have to say though, after being Cub Commitee chair, Cubmaster and a Den leader in the past five years I am happily on hiatus from Cubs!!!

Mom2Drew said...

I really like that first shot...way cool, what is it?

summerbl4ck said...

love that 1st one! i love our botanical garden too. great spot for photos. arent lambs ears yummy?

Amanda said...

I love that first shot. So vibrant and lovely.

Reds said...

Wow! So many gorgeous flowers! Love your shots!

Kim said...

I love places like this, beautiful!

Jen said...

What a neat place!

pat said...

Margaret, what a great place!! I WOULD love it. You've done a great job getting the details and the different colors and shapes. I had Lamb's Ear in my garden when the kids were little; they called it the Petting Plant.

Cindi Koceich said...

Wow...that first one looks like a purple dandelion. I love lamb's ear too!!!

Becky said...

Looks like heaven to me! Love the little plant hugger--hee!

Jess said...

Wow, what an amazing place! That last shot is too sweet, him hugging the plant like that! Those things ARE really soft and fuzzy though, I always have to rub my fingers on them when I see them too, I can't help myself! So I totally understand, lol!

lcp said...

What a great trip for the scouts! How awesome that they were interested in it. Love your shots here.

Amy said...

These are so pretty! That last shot is so sweet and I know how soft those are as I usually get some in my yard, just not yet! :)