Made it to the Springfield Botanical Gardens just in time!
By Sydnee Crain, FB post May 18, 2013
Made it to the Botanical Gardens just in time… Though I missed the blooming of the Siberian Iris, apparently, (darn! My favorites!) the bearded ones were dew-covered and happy… And the peonies – oh!! – both the ladybugs and I were in “Piney” (what Mama calls peonies) Heaven!! In fact, I was on olfactory overload, between the iris, peonies, roses and honeysuckle.
Wonderful morning, and so blessed to have such a place within a 30 minute drive. I’m so grateful to the many volunteer gardeners who make Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Parks and the Botanical Center a place of astounding beauty, education, and opportunities for families to further bond. I know I sound like an actress in a commercial, but ya– it’s THAT awesome!
Didn’t make it to the butterfly house, because A) I got a headache B) The place got too crowded for my comfort… Some kind of festival going on. I arrived at 7 a.m., and it was just me, the geese and purple martins, a dog-walking couple, and two zealous joggers. By 10 a.m. it was like Disney World…. Sydnee
Reply from George: Sydnee, thanks for the comments… so glad you enjoy the gardens, the event was Young Sprouts in the Garden. A huge success! The yellow, white and dark red peonies were especially beautiful Saturday morning! By the way, two groups of Girl Scouts were also in the park helping plant annuals. By 10:00 it was packed.