A visit today to the Royal Botanical Gardens.. My favourite was the lily pond with it’s reflections. Are those lotus flowers? If yes, why not call it a lotus pond?
The fist pointing to the lovely flower, I learned today, is the way you point to a flower. Never point a finger when indicating a flower. Who knew!
The cute vegetable creations were part of a competition at the gardens for children. We got to see the creations just about to be judged. I’d say they are all winners! The Green Thumb Club at the Royal Botanical Garden is meant to get children involved in gardening. They certainly had some amazing veggies to show for their interest and effort!
Loved this sign..
And then there were these beauties…..
But these are my favourites of the day! The sculpture is called Rejoicing Family by Taurai Mutigwa (Zimbabwe) and is part of The International Sculpture Collection currently on at the RBG. The other two I rejoice are family!
This year the mother wanted just a Rose plant and a Jasmine plant. That’s it, she said. That is not including the mint, chilli and other assorted plants she grows anyway. 🙂 The rose plant gave us beautiful blooms within the first two weeks – there were about 10 buds on the plant when we bought it. Hope we get more blooms over the summer….