i went to college across the street from the ny botanical garden which made it very easy to take spontaneous trips to explore the grounds. while wandering around dc this weekend i passed the united states botanic garden and decided to pop in since i couldn't remember the last time i was there. along with most things on the national mall, the gardens are free to enter which is great and doesn't make you feel as bad if you only have a little bit of time to spend exploring! although the gardens are very beautiful they are hard to compare to the ones in ny (which i like better), but it was still nice to take some time to wander around and learn about all the remarkable plants they have.
i was so inspired by my visit that i decided to try my luck at 'gardening' and bought the succulent plant seen below while at the dupont circle farmers market the next morning. i tend to have a black thumb so wish me (or should i say the plant) luck!