Camellia japonica are still covered in blossoms here and in my garden. They are late this year.
Setting off on the canopy walk, we encountered Viola tricolor var. hortensis in concrete planters which have been blooming most of the winter.
A type of Trillium about to bloom.
The woodland is beginning to green below us, one of the few remaining old-growth forests left in the City of Atlanta.
This sculpture is part of the permanent collection of works by Dale Chihuly in the botanical garden.
Surrounded by thousands of daffodils and jonquils, the reflecting pool then cascades down the hillside.
To one side is Narcissus Garden, a work of contemporary art created by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The installation is comprised of 1,400 stainless steel spheres, each with a diameter of 11 7/8 in.
Narcissus Garden is a joint effort between the Atlanta Botanical Garden and The High Museum of Art, which recently hosted Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Although I didn't see the exhibition, my daughter found it fascinating.
Returning to the more formal areas of the garden, we were met by hundreds of tulips.
Loved them against the bright red branches of the shrub/tree!
More tulips were in the parterre surrounding another of Chihuly's sculptures. Through the Glass, Darkly will take you on night tour of the garden and more of his glass sculpture installations.
Our next stop was the orchid center, where these towering arrangements hung from the ceiling.
The Conservatory contains plants from the desert habitats of southern Africa and Madagascar.
In case you didn't think a botanical garden was a magical place!
Thank you for joining us!
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Amaze Me Monday
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