Friday, July 17, 2015

The Conservatory at Longwood Gardens

My visit to Longwood Gardens in April may have been a bit of a disappointment, but the conservatory, under a half acre of glass, was a major hit. Being indoors, you really had a wide variety of gorgeous flowers and plants. 

These were really cool as you first entered the building. 

A very tranquil place to sit and enjoy the surroundings. 

Hydrangea has to be my most favorite flower! 

After a long winter, it was sure fabulous to see color again! 

The tower-of-jewels is native to the Canary Islands, specifically the island of Tenerife. Located just off the coast of Morocco, this tiny island is only 20 miles north to south, and 30 miles east to west. Amazingly, the plant’s native land has many significantly different climates. Echium wildpretii thrive at elevations of 4,200-6,500 feet above sea level, in the sub-alpine zone. 

I couldn't get enough of this flower of jewels! 

A very unique hydrangea here, just gorgeous! 

After visiting Longwood Gardens in April and December, I have to say December was my most favorite time. I would think in the heart of summer it would be very pretty too, as all the flowers are in full bloom. It really is a lovely place to visit, especially if you are a garden/flower lover!


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