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Monday, January 26, 2009

winter doldrums suggestion #4: visit a conservatory!

Suggestion #4: visit a conservatory on a sunny day
A wonderful treat for the senses in the middle of winter is to take a day and go to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. They have the most wonderful conservatory. According to their literature, it shelters 20 indoor gardens with 5,500 types of plants within 4.5 acres of glass-enclosed space. 

I hope you enjoy the following photos nearly as much as I enjoyed being there!

the lawn in the main building - sort of makes you want to take off your shoes and walk on it

the silver garden

phalaenopsis in the orchid room

a collection of orchids and bromeliads

a display of spring flowers


the tropical room

carnivorous plants, beautiful but deadly if you're an insect

Doesn't it feel more like spring already?

1 comment:

Sheltie Owner said...

Ah...something actually GREEN instead of dead winter brown.

How do you get captions on your pictures?