Spring Flowers at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens near Charlotte, NC

Ready for some more gorgeous flowers?

A couple of weeks ago we were at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens near Charlotte, NC. (You can find more info at www.dsbg.org) If you’re an American Horticultural Society member, you can tour the garden for free. If you’re going to tour more than a couple of gardens, you more than recover your membership fees. (More info at ahs.org)

I’ve been getting questions about what camera I use. I just upgraded and was comparing my old phone with my new one, so these are a mixture from both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S6. Because the files run about 9MB each, I have saved them as low res images to load faster. Thus they are not as crisp as the originals, but I think they’re still lovely. As always, you can click on any picture to see it larger.

This garden isn’t as meticulous about signage, so it will mostly be a self-guided tour this time… If it’s uncommon and I didn’t write anything, your guess is as good as mine!

Enjoy your tour!

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They had a small aviary with some Golden-Manteles Rosellas (Platycercus eximius). They are members of the parakeet family and native to Australia.

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These were called Firecracker flowers (Dichelostemma ida-maia):

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He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has even put eternity in their heart; yet mankind will never find out the work that the true God has made from start to finish.

– Eccl. 3:11

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‘Paprika’ Yarrow (Achillea millefolium):

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Now we come to my favorite part of the garden… the orchid conservatory!

It’s packed with an amazing array of orchids in all sizes, shapes and colors. It always tickles me when I see faces, noses, lips, dogs, dancing ladies, babies, aliens and more in these flowers! Here are just a few of these lovelies… what fun things do you see?

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I hope you had fun! I have pics from two more gardens we visited yet to come, so if you liked these, check back in a few days for another tour.

Thanks for stopping by!

-D.Ann

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