This weekend my wife and I were able to take a weekend away. We took Friday to drive to Buffalo, NY to visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. We had a wonderful time. The building was majestic to look at from the outside, but inside we entered a different world. There were about 11 houses, that took us to various ecosystems and climates. The major theme of the climates exhibited are the climates along the “Buffalo Meridian”. The circle around the world starting and stopping in Buffalo. They chose this to show the variety in the world and how we are all connected.
The weather outside that day was rainy and cold. However, inside the botanical gardens it was completely a different world. I can not say enough about the volunteers we met along the way. Most of the time they would stop the work they were doing and share about their work. We learned about a cocoa tree, vanilla vine, and several other plants and topics. Our trip was great, and we will go back again because there was so much to see we could not take it all in during one trip.
When we came home from our jaunt some flowers at home were in bloom.
Yesterday was a beautiful day, but today was cloudy and a bit rainy. I got some garden clean up work done, but nothing exciting. I did plant peas last night so hopefully, they will make it through the showers of this week.
It has been good to hear from so many of you. I am excited to read and hear about your gardening adventures this summer.
Have a great week and stay warm.