The organizer of this wonderful event was out with a reaction to a COVID shot and missed the event but we had fun anyway! We walked the gardens and looked at the gift shop and art & crafts on display!
The temperature was in the high 60s but pleasant
Pumpkins dotted the walkway everywhere
Mary called her friend to check up on her!
The flowers were great!
There are many kinds of pumpkins!
Did You Know? The name "pumpkin" comes from the German word "pepon," meaning "large melon."
We walked around for quite a while
What will they do with all the pumpkins?
Did You Know? A pumpkin is a fruit. Most people think of it as a vegetable.
Even the cactus looked great!
People are so very creative
The fuchsias were out in force!
Did You Know? Colorful flowers attract hummingbirds, main pollinators of fuchsia.
Buying up all the goodies!
Mother nature sure knows her colors
A clever container for water plants!
Now we will be at the Goodwill looking for bath tubs!
We are going to 1000 Lights in December!
We will have to revisit this locastion when we return
for Night Of 1000 Lights!
It looks like a train station!
The anthurium is quite amazing
Did You Know? Though it looks like a waxy bloom, it is actually a spathe, or shield-like leaf. Its function is to protect the spadix, which contains several tiny flowers when in bloom. The spathe can come in many colors, such as pink, orange and white.
Be aware that as beautiful as anthurium are, they are toxic if consumed. The plant has toxic properties that can irritate the mouth, throat and intestinal tract if eaten, so it should be kept out of reach of pets and children. It can also cause an allergic reaction if the sap comes in contact with the skin.
Mother Nature had a field day with these!
Did You Know? Heliconia tortuosa is an herbaceous tropical perennial commonly found in secondary succession in montane forests in Central America and southern Mexico (Chiapas and Tabasco). It is moderately shade tolerant. It has also been widely cultivated as a garden plant for its showy, usually twisted (hence the name tortuosa) inflorescences.
I had to smell it!
Time for orchids!
The colors are magnificent!
The tiny orchids are amazing also!
Makes we think of formal dances many moons ago!
I never heard of a Guard Flamingo!
Complete with Fall colors!
We are back at the beginning!