My summer begins and the garden is decked out in colour.

Come and join Sally, as she gives us a tour of her garden in Spain.

U.S. Botanic Gardens

img_4397In April I visited the U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington D.C. which is about 25 minutes from my home.

Even though I grew up in the area, this was the first time I had ever visited. It was a gardener’s delight!! The smells were intoxicating and everywhere I looked there were unusual plants and flowers I had never seen before. In fact, that was one of my favorite parts of my visit.

img_44581Here’s a bit of information about the Gardens: The U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, D.C. is on the grounds of the United States Capitol. The conservatory is divided up into different rooms according to habitat. A few of these include: the jungle, the orchid room, medicinal plants, rare and endangered plants, the Children’s Garden, and world deserts. Outdoor gardens include a rose garden, a butterfly garden and the First Ladies Water Garden which is a water garden in memory of the First Ladies of the United States.