About a month ago my friend Amy and I checked out Fabulous Flamingos: A Whimsical Garden Display at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. As you probably recall, I'm crazy about pink flamingos (or maybe just crazy), so this was a delight to see. (For proof, here's Pinky, one of my own flamingos.)
The flamingos were decorated by community members, students, and Matthaei staff. You could vote for your favorite, and this creative dragon was mine. It's made of the handyman's secret weapon (duct tape, holla Lisa!) and I liked its smile. Maybe the red protrusion is a flame, but I like to think of it as a tongue!
There were a lot of flamingos to admire.
In all kinds of decorations.
Yes, I'll be making Pinky ear muffs this winter!
Many creations were well matched to their surroundings.
I love the pink flame. Rawwwwr!
I'm rough and tumble from previous fights. I keel you.
♫ One of these things is not like the others... Does provide a kind of shared context for the dragons, though!
Of course we walked the rest of the grounds, too. I love the Alexandra Hicks Herb Garden.
Such a peaceful setting, and people do sit down there.
Delphinium, ahhhh. A plant that hates my garden, so I'm reduced to stalking it elsewhere.
You just know I'm gonna say it: Noogie! I mean, seriously.
I love Nicotiana, especially 'Lime Green.'
The edges of these stringy-petaled Echinacea pallida almost look like they were cut with tiny pinking shears. (Hands up anyone who is amazed I know what pinking shears are.)
Of course we had to go in the conservatory as well. I just love pitcher plants. I think this will enlarge if you click it.
Loved the sentiment on this t-shirt hanging outside the gift shop (or perhaps that's shoppe), but was of course too cheap to buy it!
I hope none of you have suffered stress-related injuries from the shock of my recent frequent updates!