Greenhouses forum: Seattle Conservatory!

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 25, 2012 9:26 PM CST
Last week went to the Conservatory at Volunteer Park in Seattle. For those of us that have a bit of Spring fever. It was a rainy cold day but summer in here.
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This vine was in a hanging pot. I thought that was a great idea.


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A Red Passion Flower!



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The cactus were spectacular!
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The hellebore
It was a great day! Lived here in western Washington all my life and never been there! Shrug!
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Feb 25, 2012 9:35 PM CST
Isn't that the truth?! Visitors and tourists seem to hit all the places that we who live in the areas never do....lol..

What a luscious treat to go from the outside cold and rain into such a wonderful environment. Any outside chance they have a place to sit and have coffee or tea? I suppose not, just couldn't help thinking how great it would be to spend the afternoon in there.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Feb 26, 2012 10:10 AM CST
No place to sit, just a pathway. Well one bench. A lady was sitting on it painting a watercolor of the flowers. The gift shop was closed that day. It looked like they have a few plants for sale. It's all run by volunteersand what a great job they are doing. Everything was perfect! There is one in Tacoma as well,but that is about 90 min. away. A bit more of a trip. This one was only about 30 min.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Feb 26, 2012 11:24 AM CST
lol...no benches but one. I suppose benches would encourage a lot of loitering.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Feb 26, 2012 12:02 PM CST
Yep, but I never felt rushed. The flowers and foliage was so beautiful. I could have gone around many times if i wished.
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Sherri
Mar 2, 2012 8:42 PM CST
It's a pretty building too isn't it?
Have you done Swanson's just to sit inside the covered building (okay, I pig out on lunch too) and then visit the koi. A bit of sanity during the worst of the year.
I don't know anything about the Tacoma one. Is it an old building too?
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 4, 2012 9:01 PM CST
Yes, I think the Tacoma one is old too. I don't go to Swanson's, to far but it is a nice nursery.
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Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Jun 10, 2012 4:26 AM CST
I always loved to visit the conservatory, and the park there as well, when we lived in Seattle. We still stop by when we visit, though they've made the park less accessible to those like me who have chronic problems walking.
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Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
Jul 6, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Nice! the pink flower right before the cactus photos is a Veltheimia bracteata.
http://www.plantzafrica.com/planttuv/veltheimbract.htm

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