Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens

We happened to go during the "Best of Missouri Market" which actually wasn't a good thing. True, there were a lot of food vendors to choose from, but I find it hard to believe they were really the best of Missouri. It seemed to be much the same fried and grilled food as any fair or flea market. The craft tents were very interesting, but the vendors were too close together to get through the crowds easily, and they were juried so while the quality was good, the prices were high. But the gardens were lovely, and I took a few pictures I thought were interesting.

This is a big planter with mums, and other yellow and green colors.


This is a gate at the rose garden. Topping it is yellow blown glass.


This is the path through the rock garden.


This is a path under the waterfall in the glass-domed rain forest. That's mom, with a smiley face to replace the one she wasn't wearing.


This is a vendor booth with the most amazing inlaid tables.


This is another vendor booth with painted tables and these neat candlesticks for a mere $40.00 each on a tray for $85.00!


Same booth with painted picture frames, round boxes, and walking canes. These frames were $40.00.


I'm trying to think how Manuela at The Pleasures of Homemaking would make something that looked as good but costs much less.

Until next time, may you have blessings and inspirational gardens,
Marti

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