The US Botanic Garden was my last stop on The National Mall, after a long, hot, humid day spent touring gardens in Washington DC last June. Even though I was low on energy and high on cantankerous (can't think of a better word) I still couldn't help but find some joy in this image. Our Capitol Building with a lovely garden just mere feet away. I wonder if any of those uptight politicians ever take a moment and walk around the garden? I know, chances are slim, very slim...
But enough about them, let's look at the plants...
There's a map of the garden here, if you want to see how it's laid out. I tried to walk some discernible path but ended up bouncing around.
Comptonia peregrina, aka sweet fern.
Wish I could ID the Magnolia and the Coneflower...they look unexpectedly great together.
Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun'
The new growth quite colorful.
I believe that's the National Museum of the American Indian peeking up over the foliage.
And that's part of the National Botanic Garden Conservatory.
These cement planters were huge.
There are a couple of people for scale. Huge!
Let's go inside the conservatory...
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Vachellia cornigera, aka Bullhorn Acacia
Glad I was there for the spectacle (read the sign)...
Graptopetalum paraguayense with Cleistocactus winteri
There were so many amazing Cycads!
I'm not sure if this is Encephalartos longifolius
Or this is.
Or maybe both?
That's a wrap on the US Botanic Garden (wrap, get it?...)
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