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Friday, July 30, 2010

A day at de hortus in Amsterdam

On one of the weekends when I was stuck in Nijmegen, I decided to pack bags and head to check out Amsterdam and check out the botanical garden there ...the de hortus

It felt nice to see some flowers that were commonplace in India

Some lovely butterflies

and some not so lovely (to me) cocoons

and some very interesting flowers

some wonderful Fuschia's

The Smyrnium Perfoliatum (for which I managed to get seeds)

And a giant Rhubarb. Would anyone believe that I haven't eaten this Rhubarb thing as yet?
It was a coincidence that I read this post today and it sounds like it isn't easy to grow Rhubarb's in California. But I should try to find it at a store and try making something out of it !

It did feel nice to kick back and enjoy some peace and quiet amidst a bustling city

All the pictures were taken with a small point and shoot Cannon that I could carry around with little excuse for the not so good quality pictures.


  1. A few days after I wrote this post, I see that the topic for "Picture this photo contest" for August is on travel. The Giant Rhubarb is going to be my entry for this contest

  2. That's a great picture, although I've never seen rhubarb that had spines on the stems before. I love visiting botanical gardens, you never know what you are going to see.

    Personally, my favorite picture in this post is the row of wheelbarrows resting up between labors.

  3. I would love to visit Amsterdam someday. I like your GGW photo contest choice. What an interesting plant: lovely textures and colors. Good luck in the contest!