Poppies, Butterflies and A Corpse Flower

It’s been a few weeks since my last visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden and in that time most of the usual spring flowers have come and gone.  I missed the tulips, tree blossoms and the azaleas in the Japanese Garden but fortunately was just in time to see the annual, colorful display of Iceland poppies on the hill just outside the English Walled Garden.

There was much activity throughout the Garden as preparations are being made for this year’s theme which is ‘Brazil in the Garden’ so it wasn’t really a good time for taking pictures and I headed over to the Butterflies and Blooms exhibit which has returned to the newly renovated Regenstein Learning Campus.  Here too, things were only just beginning to get going but I did manage to capture a couple of nice butterfly shots.

But undoubtedly the stars of the show and what most people had come to the Garden to see that day were not just one but two rare Corpse Flowers nicknamed ‘The Titan Twins’ that were on display in the greenhouse.

 

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31 thoughts on “Poppies, Butterflies and A Corpse Flower

  1. Pingback: Poppies, Butterflies and A Corpse Flower — The Nature of Things – General Store/Two Old Guys http://www.Store-2-old-guys.com

  2. Lovely post, Sue. ❤ The Corpse Flowers are amazing. They remind me of dinosaur days. I just bought an Elephant Ear plant. The first thing my daughter said upon seeing it, is that it looked like it belonged in Jurassic Park.

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