Here's the third (and final) photo essay of my visit to the New Jersey State Botanical Garden. Part one can be found here and part two is here. I've been wanting to get back there to explore more of the gardens, but it's been a rainy, yucky week. Hopefully soon the weather will clear up and I can return. Until then my photos will have to do.
We shall start with the peony shot of the post. (Had to have one in each post since I took so many shots of them. haha)
Next we'll move on to an Iris getting ready to bloom. Sure makes a lovely bud.
This next flower is so neat. I have never seen such a flower before but I thought it was so cool. Anyone know what it is?
I loved how bright this next flower is.
So many pretty blooming flowers, trees and bushes around.
A tree had these really cool blooms. Again, I'm clueless as to what it is, but here's a close-up and then a shot from a little bit back.
I always think that daisies are such cheery flowers. Here's a few shots of some.
From afar I noticed another statue that drew my attention...
I went closer and saw that it was a statue of Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt and the Woods.
Here she is in a closer view. She was my favorite statue.
Some more pretty blooming bushes:
And some more peonies.
I wonder how many different flowers and plants they have in the gardens here... So many that I couldn't count them all, that's for sure.
I thought these were neat too.
And now we shall end our trip with one last statue. I believe this is Pan.
And that's all she wrote. (And all she photographed too. haha) Thanks so much for spending my birthday trip to the Botanical Garden with me.