A few more shots from the Missouri Botanical before I move on to one of its sister sites, the Butterfly House and gardens at St. Louis County’s Faust Park.
As I wrote this I was viewing the photo below in the WordPress Editor on my desktop and the photo looked so washed out that I was going to delete it. I first decided to view it in Preview mode and it looked much better so it’s still here. Why it looks so bad in the editor I’m not sure but I do know that all the white surrounding the photo does not complement it in anyway. That’s one thing I don’t like about the WordPress Reader, all the white surrounding my photos. I think they look much better on my actual WP web site because of the black background. Looking at them on a phone in WP Read is a little better than on a desktop PC because the surrounding white is minimized a little.
The kids love this when they come to it in the garden because they can climb on the sheep and “ride” them. The fact that they are different sizes lets both big and little kids get on. We went early on a school day so there weren’t a bunch of moms up front with their smart phones taking pictures of a dozen kids.
Looks like a zinnia to me.
The sign said these are ornamental peppers and also gave a couple of Latin names for them. I didn’t try to remember those names.
Another or maybe the same zinnia this time with a nice, ribbed leaf background.
Don’t miss the dragon fly: third water lily from the left.
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