If you live anywhere near St. Louis, you must go see their Botanical Gardens.
Jade & I have been twice and every time we are more in more in awe of this place each time!  I am dying to go this spring to see their bulb beds.

So - since we're expecting more snow in central IL - I thought you'd like to feast your eyes on some tropical plants & what is to come later this year!

Their Climatron is just filled with the most amazing tropical plants!  We have never been to Hawaii so this place is a little taste of what I think Hawaii is like.  It's just awesome!

Hand blown glass is all over the place - stunning every time!

A HUGE palm tree.

Gorgeous waterfalls and ponds filled with fish.

I don't like tomatoes, but even I could appreciate the huge size of these.

The size of their hanging baskets are amazing!

Another enormous hanging basket!

Displays on how to create beds around your mailboxes.

A huge hand blown chandy at the entrance - this thing is amazing!

Gosh - I never dreamed in my younger years that one hot date for Jade & I would be a day at the Botanical Gardens.  I don't know if this makes me officially old, or if plants are the new hip thing!  However, I'm digging it!  Abbie - I call one of your donated Abbie days to my kids to be this spring so Jade & I can go see some tulips - thank you in advance :)