It’s time to take a look at the brightest spot in all the month of February…the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden!
First things first…a glimpse of the stars of the show: The flowers themselves! We’ve been going to the Orchid Show for several years now, and I’m still always amazed by how many different kinds of flowers they showcase!
The rest of the scenery is always beautiful, and like the flowers, always different:
My favorite part of this year’s Orchid Show, however, were the headdresses showcased throughout the exhibit. They are very different from anything I’ve seen at the Orchid Show in the past, and really fit with this year’s theme of Flora Mesoamerica:
I’m sure we’ll visit at least once more before the show wraps up on March 22, because half the fun is seeing how they rotate new flowers in throughout its run!
Yesterday was the final day of this year’s Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. I already shared a few pictures, but here is one last look at the beautiful flowers that were on display this year:
When we visited the Chicago Botanic Garden in January, I knew we would have to go back in the spring if we had the chance. The final day of our weekend getaway was that chance. It was nice to see signs of spring everywhere…we had already moved on to summer in St. Louis by that point. My favorite part of the whole visit, though, was the beautiful field of poppies, something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before!
I think we can all agree this has been a rough winter. Thankfully, St. Louis hasn’t had snowstorm upon snowstorm like so many places around the country have, but we also haven’t had our normal spring, either. I am hopeful, however, that this morning was the last morning I will wake up to freezing temperatures (until next fall), and today actually ended up being a beautiful day, so I went searching for spring, and I found it in Forest Park!