Blooms and Blaze in the Cold and Rain

October 26, 2009 at 11:10 pm 7 comments

Rose Garden at NY Botanical Garden

Rose Garden still in bloom at the NY Botanical Garden.

We had the whole botanical garden to ourselves recently.  It was cold, rainy, windy and super grey.  Who wanted to be outside that day? We Did! We walked through the native forest which was still quite green, then along Magnolia Way. And we saw no one. Not even a hare.

I was shocked to see roses still in bloom in the Rose Garden!  We went straight there. And I forgot how cold my fingers were. The rose garden had that look of smudged lipstick and messy hair.  Rose petals were strewn about the pavement…petals withered and blooms missing while some still going strong.  I like this look.

A sweet contrast to the Kiku exhibit which has just opened.  I’m not one for my blooms in rank and file formation.  But the Japanese maple trees are ablaze.

Bonsai trees at Kiku Exhibit, NY Botanical Garden.

Bonsai trees in the Japanese Autumn Garden at the NY Botanical Garden.

Kiku Exhibit at the NY Botanical Garden

Japanese Autumn Garden at the NY Botanical Garden.

Kiku Exhibit at the NY Botanical Garden

Kiku (chrysanthemum) in rank and file formation at the Japanese Autumn Garden.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Avy  |  November 23, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Weather looks terrible, but i’d still take it over LA any day.

    • 2. Bronx Bohemian  |  November 30, 2009 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Avy,
      even rainy days in the NYBG have beauty!
      Thanx for your comments…


  • 3. Aurora  |  November 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    this takes me back to when I last visited NY. all that green is so soothing in an othervise too civilized city.

    • 4. Bronx Bohemian  |  November 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

      Thanx for your comments and for stopping by my blog.


  • 5. Matt N.  |  November 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Man do I miss living near the NYBG! That was so nice to see these pictures, very nostalgic. I went to the first Kiku exhibition, but it really was the bonsai more than the chrysanthemums that I ended up enjoying. The cool thing about some like the ginkgo and maples is that they are turning color during the show. The colors in the leaves are incredible.

    Hope you guys are doing well!


    • 6. Bronx Bohemian  |  November 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm

      Hi Matt!
      We miss you too up here in the Bronx.
      The grass has not been as green….


  • 7. Matt  |  November 1, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    In nearby Pelham Bay Park, volunteers worked in mud and rain to to beautify the Bronx by planting 3,000 trees as part of MillionTreesNYC.

    See the slide show here:


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