Chicago Botanic Garden
I decided that since it was February, it was time to visit the Chicago Botanic Gardens again. I knew the Strongylodon macrobotrys vine should be in bloom (since February seems to be when it does its thing) and it’s been so warm I figured the witch hazels and maybe snowdrops might be in bloom. I was right on all three counts so it was totally worth it. It also turned out that a ton of stuff was blooming in the conservatories so it was a great trip on all counts. I even learned a few new plants, such as Bakeridesia integerrima, which I loved, and Eranthemum pulchellum, which I was less excited about. I don’t really have a ton else to say about it so why don’t we just look at some pretty pictures!