Public Gardens Photo Tours forum: Van der Veer Botanical Garden - Davenport, Iowa

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jmorth
Feb 10, 2012 3:08 PM CST
Conservatory
Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/f20ad2 Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/8bad79 Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/33a7a4 Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/33a504

wooden frogThumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/b68bc2 steel mantis Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/30ab11 greenhouseThumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/b06b53

StatuaryThumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/fb69b0 very nice fountain Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/ddf2d7 Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/3c4e35

VistasThumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/d20756 Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/64fd85 Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/0840ff

immense hosta collectionThumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/a422c3 Thumb of 2012-02-10/jmorth/4f82fd

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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Feb 12, 2012 6:09 AM CST

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lovely very nice

thank you
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Feb 12, 2012 6:19 AM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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jmorth
Jul 2, 2012 11:13 PM CST
We visit Van der Veer around the 4th of July most years; we go Davenport to attend a three day 'blues fest' in LeClaire Park on the Mississippi River. Our itinerary always includes a trip to Van der Veer. Here's some pics from this year:
Inside the conservatory - Thumb of 2012-07-03/jmorth/aec1ca Greenhouse where coleus are propagated - Thumb of 2012-07-03/jmorth/dc644a Thumb of 2012-07-03/jmorth/b50fd9
Garden architecture - Thumb of 2012-07-03/jmorth/7ddd31 Fountain Thumb of 2012-07-03/jmorth/d3df5e Mantis Thumb of 2012-07-03/jmorth/a58b9c (moved from last year)
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Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Jul 3, 2012 6:48 AM CST
Nice collection of Clivias. Thanks for the tour and great photography, J.
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gardengus
Jul 3, 2012 8:02 AM CST
Don't think I would want to be around when the mantis was on the move Smiling
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