On monday around noon, I get this call from a friend that says, "Patsy, you just gotta come see this".....so I drop everything and go. She is one of those friends that know exactly what you like......
So I jumped in my Subaru and I am on the road to Madison. The Spring Flower Show runs till March 22nd so I only had this one day to see it. What fun!
I hadn't been to Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison for years. It was a beautiful day and I should have toured the grounds too but didn't take the time today. They have events throughout the years.
Only minutes from off of the 'Beltline' (hwys 12/18) that snakes around the outskirts of Madison. The 'dome' was quite humid that day so pardon the foggy photos - I kept wiping the lense constantly. Viewing the dome was only $1 and then a donation for the Spring show. Reasonable entertainment, huh?
A Simpler Time: Garden Beauty & Bounty was the name of the show. I am sure I will return to this photographer's paradise when the tulips outside on the grounds are all open. Many weddings take place here and I can see why. I have one of these and one of those and oh, yeah, one of those too! How cleaver. I can't wait till I visit my local Amish Green houses in a few weeks!
This is an early garden cultivator. We had one exactly like this on the farm where I grew up. In fact, I think I have one in my garden shed - oh dear. I may never find it in there! I always feared for my toes while pushing this thing as a kid. Of course I was barefoot.
The fragrance was wonderful!
Chickens are always my favorite. Love the metal nesting boxes.
The water trickling down the copper rain chains was an idea I have tucked in my memory. I have the barrel already Marty! What's a little plastic tubing, motor, pump, and a little copper chain???
Red thing is a seed separator.
More galvanized tubs with freshness tucked inside.
Now we are entering the 'dome' and see some Tropical wildlife and plants.