Blooms and Blaze in the Cold and Rain

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 thoughts on “Blooms and Blaze in the Cold and Rain

  1. 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!

    Matt

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