The much anticipated exhibit highlighting the garden, art and life of Frida Kahlo opened at the New York Botanical Gardens in May. As part of the presentation there were some very beautiful Mexican influenced pieces of jewelry, wares, woven items and other tchotchkes in the gift shop and even a display of traditional weaving done on site. A taco truck sat near the Moshulu entrance of the gardens and Mexican treats and drinks could be found in both cafeterias. There were also dance performances and live music by Trios Ellas and Villalobos
California poppies and cactus
You can't help but love California poppies, sunflowers and marigolds after viewing the display at the Conservatory and many garden designers may be inspired to add blue to their palette of garden furniture and planters.
Some of my favorite plant combinations were the container plantings in the outdoor water garden areas of the conservatory.
The exhibit has changed a bit over the past months while remaining the same; always a glimpse into the life of an icon. I bet there are lots of Fridas on this Halloween night. Your last chance to see the show is nearing. It closes tomorrow, on November 1, Dia de los Muertos or The Day of the Dead.