Spring at the Chicago Botanic Garden

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!

Searching for Spring in St. Louis

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!

Spring?

It’s only one small group of blossoms on our Japanese Cherry Tree, but it’s enough to give me hope that maybe spring is finally here!

Spring in St. Louis

I love spring in St. Louis. There are so many beautiful flowers and flowering trees everywhere you look! The two best places, in my opinion, to enjoy spring are 1.) Forest Park, especially the area around the Art Museum:

And 2.) The Missouri Botanical Garden, which is always gorgeous, but especially colorful at this time of year:

Where are your favorite places to enjoy the beauty of spring?

Winter and Spring

I knew when I saw the snow-covered flowering crabapple trees at the Missouri Botanical Garden back in January that I would have to take a comparison picture when they were actually flowering in the spring. I got my chance yesterday…I love how different, and how beautiful, both views are! There is truly no bad season in Shaw’s Garden!

Spring Flowers

It’s a gloomy day today, but these pictures of the beautiful flowers we’ve been seeing at the Missouri Botanical Garden over the last few weeks are greatly improving my mood!

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Late Summer at the Missouri Botanical Garden

It’s fun to see where the seasons meet at the Missouri Botanical Garden. It’s still technically summer, but you can already see fall approaching!

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