Floriforous

Flowering Annuals this summer have been “floriforous” and beautiful. It’s not a “figleaf” of my imagination. A kaleidoscope of flowering annuals have colored our world this summer responding to weather favorable for their growth. Last week I had the opportunity to tour the Ball Seed Gardens in West Chicago. Back in 1905 George J. Ball launched a one man business which today has blossomed into a world leader in horticulture. I had the opportunity to have lunch with Anna Caroline Ball the third generation leader of the family owned Ball corporation. We then walked the gardens and I thought I would share some of the beauty we saw that day.

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

Ball Seed Gardens

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