Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lurie Garden in spring

I'm continuing with my semi-regular visits to Chicago's Lurie Garden so I can admire it in all its phases. Because of our strange, chilly spring, the spring flowers have been delayed. The river of salvia was in full bloom on May 29 two years ago but I don't foresee that happening this year.


Dodecatheon sp. and Geum triflorum

The dark plate, looking southwest

Ballade, Don Quichotte, and Queen of the Night tulips

Daffodils, tulips, and redbud trees




Rose said...

How beautiful, Diane! Certainly looks different than late May two years ago. Thanks for sharing--it isn't easy for me to get to the Lurie, so I really enjoy seeing it during the different times of year.

garden girl said...

The cooler spring seems to be making a difference in the growth at Lurie, just as it is here in our backyard. So interesting!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I can't get over how different it looks at different times. I've not seen this version of spring. Are those trees redbuds?

Diane said...

@Monica - They are redbuds.
I want to try to go back on May 29 and take another picture for comparison to Spring Fling!