Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Grand Rapids, MI.
This is where we went after the awesome studio tour. What a great ending to such a fun weekend!
It was an ucky day. But it never rained.
This is the huge DaVinci horse. DaVinci has sketches and even blueprints to cast this solid bronze, one-piece horse. Unfortunately, the technology of the day wouldn't allow such a huge undertaking. So, a while ago, someone (sorry, I don't have this entirely memorized...) actually did it from his original sketches and such! It's huge, and so cool to walk around.
Eric looks like a little guy!
Matt and I fell in love with this succulent wreath. Haven't you yet?
One of the succulents was in bloom. So beautiful. Such a soft color/texture.
This is an aloe tree!!! Yup, aloe. The stuff we have in pots. It grows into a tree!
I liked this jade plant. The repetition of the form, and the red edges are so nice to look at.
Golden bamboo, a species from Hawaii. I love it with that green ground cover.
If you come to/live in Michigan, you can't miss the Frederik Meijer Botanical Gardens. The outside sculpture park/nature trail was so enthralling, I forgot to even take my camera out! I wish I had though...
So sorry! I completely forgot to post this the other day... Working on getting some garden images together; it's looking really great!