It is leafing-out time. Last week, just a hint of green in the trees. Look at them now!
And the delicate early-spring blooms are nearing the end of their rotation. Love irises. Should the plural really be “iri”? Better in poetry?
Over in the fancy, decorative veg-garden at the ABG, the last of the overwintering species are hanging on, although the kale is getting leggy.
Here’s a small specimen from the showy and not-so-showy orchids scattered amongst the greenery and other-season plants in the conservatories. I’m not usually a pink person, but the shades in this one take my breath away.
The bonsai society held down the show-room, along with vendors of Japanese display rocks and the proper low tables for bonsai display. Here’s a closeup of the stems of…get this!…REDWOODS. What patience to create and maintain this miniature tree-garden!
The architectural changes are beginning to show, also. The hidey-walls are coming down and we can see more than just the upper story of the new restaurant. We are told it is to be open along with the new Chihuly exhibit at the end of April.
Just a few hours at the Atlanta BotGarden….