Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LEGOS® and Flowers at the St. Louis Botanical Garden



On a trip to St. Louis, we visited the Missouri Botanical Garden.  It's a 79 acre garden in the middle of St. Louis, and it's the oldest botanical garden in the US; it was begun in 1859. Along the paths were perennials enjoying the Midwestern summer, and we picked the perfect day to go: chilly enough that we started our trip wearing jackets.  I don't know the names of all of the plants, although they are labeled in the gardens.

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Spiky red-hot poker
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Daylilies 
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Daisies inside the Ottoman Garden.
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The Ottoman Garden is my favorite.  I think.
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Red Zinnias
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My children love LEGOS®, so we had to visit the Lego Exhibit at the garden.  Artist Sean Kenney used more than 300,000 bricks to create ducks, a praying mantis, flowers, and other fantastic creatures.
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If you can get to St. Louis (the LEGO® exhibit ends September 7) I recommend visiting the garden--which is open year round--and the LEGOS®!  After you exit the exhibit, there are Legos with which you can play.    



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