The Barleria obtusa (bush violet) I'd hoped to find wasn't available but I still managed to find a few things to take home.
We decided to stay for the glass pumpkin exhibit and sale, which the exhibitors were in the process of setting up when we strolled into the main garden area. We didn't have long to wait but I used the opportunity to take a peek around.
|The botanic garden has been working on renovation of its rose garden since February. It's supposed to be completed sometime this fall but it looked far from complete to me.|
We entered the glass exhibit when it opened. The designs all came from Walker & Bowes glass studios in San Jose, California and are part of their annual Pumpkin Patch exhibits.
|I fell in love with that yellow pumpkin in the photo on the upper left but they were all pretty. Prices varied from $88 to $528.|
|I didn't even bother to look for prices on the glass bowls|
|Sea shells are another Walker & Bowes specialty|
The glass creations were pricey for me and I left without buying anything at the exhibit. I did think about that yellow pumpkin after we left the garden but, luckily for my pocketbook, it was a one-day event. More money left to spend on plants!
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