Monday, October 21, 2013

Longwood Ca

Longwood Conservatory
No spring would be complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens outside
Philadelphia and Wilmington.  There are four major show greenhouses
like this one, plus another 18 working greenhouses, many of them open to
Clivia clusters come in pale yellow or bright orange.
Cluster of orange clivia.
Asiatic Lilly; they are large, almost ten inches across.
Pale pink herbaceous peony; bushes were covered in blossoms.
Snow White Herbaceous peony.
Madonna Blue Hydrangeas
Ice Blue Hydrangeas
Hanging basket of pale pink hydrangeas.
Basket of mixed hydrangeas.
Center aisle of the conservatory.
Winter begonias /Rieger begonias.  New to me and beautiful.
Orange Rieger begonias.
Osteospermum / African daisies.
Thunbergia vine.
Pink kalanchoe and pale green umbrella plant /scheffleria.
Big pink gerbera daisies.

Big orange gerbera daisies.
"The Pearl" dinner plate hibiscus - 12 inches in diameter - gorgeous.
"Flickering Fire" - a new geranium.
A corner of the conservatory.
Raspberry Ripple Carnation

Yellow and white columbine.
"Midnight Sun" hibiscus.
Purple and white columbine
 White Astilbe
Pink Canterbury Bells 
 Blue Canterbury Bells
 Pink Butterfly Flowers
 Purple Butterfly Flowers
 Bartlettina, from Mexico.  These clusters are about 8" in diameter.
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I hope you have enjoyed this virtual tour of
Longwood Conservatory.

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