Monday, April 27, 2009

Leu Gardens, Go There...If You Can

We ditched school today and took a field trip to the Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens in Orlando. It's a little more than an hour from here but they are the best botanical gardens I've ever been to and it's free to get in on Monday mornings. The girls got tired of it after about an hour of looking at lots of flowers and plants but I could spend all day long there and not get tired. The weather is just perfect, too. Here are some of the cool flowers I photographed today.
I have no idea what this flower is and it wasn't labeled. Too bad, I'd love to know what it was.
The same for this one, although I think it must be related to the Orchid if it's not actually an Orchid.
This rose was called "Lemon Zest." I want one. They are so beautiful. I bet the squirrels would love to eat this rose...but that another post.
This hibiscus had huge flowers in case my hand being in there for perspective was confusing you.
They have lots of fantastic bamboo and really neat palms. One of my favorite was the Fishtail palm. Really neat.

And this is a Blanket Flower. The butterflies loved this one.


Marie said...

Ohhhhhh.... pretty! The second one is definitely some kind of orchid. I love that lemon one too! I bet you took a ton of pictures!

Joanna said...

Yes, 254 to be exact. If I hadn't been wrangling an infant and a toddler at times I would have taken more.

Johanna said...

THat is a place that I could also spend hours. I bet my boys would have other ideas, though! :)

Joanna said...

It's here when I can't understand how you can NOT believe in a creator. God must exist and he must love us because this kind of beauty is no accident.

Lawanda said...