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Monday, July 14, 2008

When a Gardener Goes To The Zoo

When a gardener goes to the zoo, she sees...

Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

Elephant Ears (Colocasia sp.)

Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos)

And Eucalyptus Hey, how did that Koala get in the picture?

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Reminder that tomorrow is the 15th, time for another Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. It's easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what is blooming in your garden now, then leave a comment on my bloom day post (which will post very early tomorrow) so we can find you. All are welcome to participate, even if you don't consider your blog a "garden blog".

14 comments:

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Very clever post, Carol! I do the same thing when I go to the Zoo, but it's hard not to when Zoos do such a great job with their plantings.

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

If you can use the koala pic, I vote including a monkey puzzle tree.

Laura said...

Nice! Im likely to be taking pictures of the plant life rather than the wildlife at a place like that too. :)

Perennial Gardener said...

Cute post Carol. They do always have nice garden beds at public places like the zoo. Great pics. Love the Koala. :)

Linda said...

I went to a new to me zoo a few months ago and I was very taken with the trees, robinias in particular. So I bought three tubes and hope to put them in their permanent spots soon unless they are still a bit small.

Gail said...

Fun post! I walked around the St Louis Zoo in May and noticed all the invasives! I drove my husband nuts!

See you tomorrow!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

You made it to the zoo to see the koalas! Wow, the 15th has certainly slipped up on me.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

On a trip to Sea World last summer, all I did was look at the landscaping. Very irritating to my family.

garden girl said...

I can so relate to this Carol! I spend more time looking at the zoo gardens than at the critters. Very cute post!

Phillip said...

I love that lime colored elephant ear - it is so striking.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

He ate the eucalyptus Carol. This is a fun post. It looks like you had fun at the zoo.

Carla said...

not only does she see them, she takes pictures of them!! Neat!

Pam/Digging said...

No zebra grass or lion's tail?

I just got home from a 3-week vacation to find my blog had been hijacked by a malicious hacker. So my site and email are down, and I'm trying to remain calm while my guru works on it.

I'll miss Bloom Day, therefore, but I hope to be back online with a few vacation pics soon. I got to visit Chanticleer...

karyn said...

The last time we went to the zoo, it was just as the bulbs were spent so there were crews in the midst of digging them all up and replacing them with something else. I was so much more enthralled with their process than the animals. Really, a zoo is a fantastic place to see a broad range of plants. I think that I want to work there!