Last year, I was really excited about my chosen location for my “Mobot Through the Year” series of photographs: The Ottoman Garden. I only got two months into the project, however, because the Missouri Botanical Garden, like everything in St. Louis, shut down in March. Since I did only take pictures in January and February of last year, I decided to start from scratch with the Ottoman Garden, and hopefully I’ll make it through the year this time!
I do have a back-up plan for a different garden location, because the construction on the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center is very close to the Ottoman Garden, and I’m afraid they may have to close it for part of the year. I really want to see this particular garden spot in the spring, though, so let’s hope not!
No photo from the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Ottoman Garden this month. The Garden is shutting down for the foreseeable future, and we’ve already been isolating at home for a few days. At this point, with things being so uncertain, I have made the decision to abandon this project for the year…but I hope to have 12 full months of Ottoman Garden pictures in 2021!
I’m not entirely happy with this month’s pictures of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Ottoman Garden…it was raining, which was a nice change from my usual photos, but I was more worried about keeping the camera dry than with getting the angle of the shots right (especially the first one). Maybe I’ll give it another try later this month…we’ll see.
Time for another installment of “Mobot Through the Year!”
For the sixth year of this project, I’ve chose one of my very favorite spaces in the Missouri Botanical Garden to photograph each month…the Ottoman Garden. And because I love this small, but beautiful, garden so much, I’m not just going to share photos from one or even two angles, but from three, because I know how beautiful this place will be throughout the year, and I want to capture all of my favorite plants as they change with the seasons!
As always, I will be hoping for an opportunity to capture this garden covered in snow at some point this winter, but for all I know, I’ll have to wait until November or December to even have a hope of seeing it snow-covered!
We stopped by the Missouri Botanical Garden yesterday to pick up our Garden Glow tickets (I can’t wait!!!), and I also took my photo of the English Woodland Garden for the month. It’s really looking like fall there now, and if you look closely, you can even see the bold color of the beautiful red berries hanging over the stream!
The English Woodland Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden is looking different this month, but it’s not because there’s a lot of fall color. I think they cleaned up some of the excess growth since I visited in September. Maybe next month things will be a bit more colorful!
Yes, I already took a photo of the English Woodland Garden this month. But A.) I wasn’t really happy with it; and 2.) We had a rare evening walk around the Missouri Botanical Garden tonight, so of course I had to get an updated (and much-improved) shot: