Part of our trip to Chicago involved exploring the Chicago Botanical Garden. Worth a visit, even in winter!
The Chicago Botanical Garden
by Gidon Graetz
Although I can't find the name or artist at the moment.
Title only really makes sense if you know what "zie: de maan schijnt door de bomen" entails. Or entales. Both work, really.
Because why don't you visit the Chicago Botanical Garden in mid-winter, why not?
So soft, very responsive, much lovely.
Because why not a second time?
Three chibis in a Japanese lantern. So cute! O_O
maokun is confused by this water. It doesn't work the way it's supposed to.
He's also not cold at all, because he's a red panda, which some people have never heard of and if you're one of those people you are very, very weird.
This time located near the Asian/Japanese section
I like to think this is a massive canyon in a world of wood. But it's also almost literally the title of this photograph.
You just want to touch that all day long. But you can't. It'd be weird. People would probably start intervening. Better not to. Although then again... dat patina
One of those things you can't avoid running into in a botanical garden.
This is an example of a "stuffed topiary", where a wireframe is filled with sphagnum, after which small rooted plants are inserted. The sphagnum keeps the plants supplied with moisture, and the plants quickly root to form an outer "shell" in the shape of the wireframe.
The Chicago Botanical Garden recommends using creeping fig, sedum, aluminium plant, and earth stars
Also known as Elephant's Foot Plant
I tried to look for some information on the "Agave Roezliana" as its name tag suggested, but the image results from the interwebs don't much look like this so I don't think that was the right name tag...
It's massive! It probably also doesn't taste much of artichoke >_>
Mexian snowballs! Lots of them!