This is my second posting on the Missouri Botanical Garden, and if I remember correctly, when we visited the gardens last summer there was also some sort of Chinese cultural festival going on then. However, as you will soon discover, this posting will not be a boring repeat of of our last visit there. I hope all St.Louis citizens realize what a gem they have in the botanical gardens. And if you live within that metropolitan area and never have paid the gardens a visit, I will just say shame on you! Over the years we have been there during various seasons of the year. Each time there have been different plants in bloom, and new areas of the garden to explore. It is just one of those places which never disappoints us. Sunday afternoon my sisters Julia and Linda joined John and I for our visit to the gardens. Currently, the big attraction in the garden is a large patch of blooming iris flowers. What a beautiful riot of color!