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Garden Photo of the Day

Bonnie’s visit to the Zilker Botanical Garden in Texas

Today's photos are from Bonnie Pancoast, who lives in Pennsylvania (see links to her garden HERE), but recently visited Texas. She says, "On August 13th of this year I had the pleasure of visiting Austin's Zilker Botanical Garden. Because the temperature had been hovering around 100 degrees for about a week I thought I would see only green and browning vegetation, but still I had hope. I was not disappointed. Because of the water cycling thoughtout the gardens and mature trees protecting the undergrowth, what I experienced was an oasis in the Texas heat." So nice, Bonnie–great close-ups! Nothing looks at all wilty….in fact that lizard looks cool as a cucumber. Jusdging from the website, we need LOTS more photos–that place looks fascinating!

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  1. Nurserynotnordstroms 11/20/2014

    I love the close ups,but I am very interested in seeing some photos that are an over view of the garden beds. Did you take some Bonnie?if so I hope you will share those as well. Nice images

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    meander1 (Michaele ) 11/20/2014

    Sigh, Bonnie, your photo of the dainty dragonfly just touching down so delicately on that beautiful pink lotus, well, it has captured my heart...nature at its most lovely. You have a way of framing a picture so that it is like living poetry. And, like Nurserynotnordstrom said, I'd love to see whatever other shots you took. This looks like such a beautiful place.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 11/20/2014

    What a treat on a cold winter's day. Great photos! Thanks, Bonnie.

  4. NCYarden 11/20/2014

    Very pleasant. I feel warmer already. I like that you included some garden wildlife as well. Thanks for sharing.

  5. greengenes 11/20/2014

    Nice to see the close ups! Great pictures and iam sure the place is beautiful as a whole. Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. lesliefarrelldelongpre 11/20/2014

    spectacular photos! I enjoyed them very much!

  7. PerenniallyCrazy 11/20/2014

    Lovely gardens and nice close-ups. Makes me wish it was summer again. Hope you return with more season garden views.

  8. GrannyCC 11/20/2014

    Wonderful close ups! love to see more.

  9. GrannyMay 11/20/2014

    Thanks for sharing these Bonnie. Love the closeups and the comparison of rosehips.

  10. Foxglove12 11/23/2014

    Gorgeous and love the close-ups.

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