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Feb 17, 2010 10:22 PM CST
|I often go to the Smith College Greenhouse. http://www.smith.edu/garden/Ga... They have a nice collection of orchids, warm and cool growing. I will be going tomorrow and will take photos.|
Feb 18, 2010 2:46 PM CST
|Kathy, as you know, DD was a Smithie a scant two years ago. I should have been entitled to free orchids what with the tuition. (that does mean hysterical and bankrupt for life, yes?). Loved my visits there, especially to the greenhouse. Can't wait to see the photos. I might need to order a new Smith greenhouse T-shirt for Spring.|
Feb 19, 2010 8:28 AM CST
|The Bulb Show starts in March and I hope to go again. But here are a few pics and a link to more.|
Feb 19, 2010 8:29 AM CST
|OO! Spring...I remember spring!|
Feb 19, 2010 8:31 AM CST
|Here's your orchid, Laurel.|
And the link to more pictures.
Feb 19, 2010 8:35 AM CST
|But wait, I was hanging with a Mount Holyoke student so when we dropped her off, I snuck into the Talcott Greenhouse on campus for more pics!!|
Feb 19, 2010 8:38 AM CST
|Epiphronitis veitchii. Finally got to see what mine looks like (It's still alive!!).|
This greenhouse has a much smaller but more unusual collection.
Feb 19, 2010 8:40 AM CST
|This phal was a species and huge with no tag.|
And here's the link to more pics:
Feb 19, 2010 9:58 AM CST
|Great show Kathy! Boy that Cristata sure makes mine look puny!|
Feb 19, 2010 12:55 PM CST
|Does yours have lots of flowers though?|
Feb 20, 2010 9:03 AM CST
|Thanks for the link.|
Btw your Epiphronitis Veitchii variegata is a hybrid of Epi radicans x Sophronitis coccinea. I need to pot mine up again, after a few seasons they really climb out of their pots.
The SEPOS at Longwood Garden is coming up soon - March 26.-28. We booked a place to sleep nearby for the 26. Anyone else going?
Mar 17, 2010 10:07 PM CST
|Today I went to the bulb show at the Smith College Greenhouse.|
Here are more pictures of bulbs and orchids and more.
Mar 18, 2010 9:53 AM CST
|We need a drooling emoticon!|
Mar 18, 2010 10:35 AM CST
|Gorgeous, heavenly, Kathy |
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Mar 18, 2010 12:45 PM CST
| Thanks, Carol. It's our little preview to remember how good life will soon be.|
Here is a drool for you
Dec 30, 2010 5:42 PM CST
|We've just returned from a 3 day visit to the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC.|
I didn't take nearly enough photos, the gardens are beautiful even in the dead of winter but I hope to go back
in the spring or summer to see the transformation! The Greenhouse had a beautiful holiday theme in addition
to the spectacular orchids in bloom! Sadly, none of the plants had name tags, only catalogue numbers.
Dec 30, 2010 7:39 PM CST
|Ohhh, Lindsey, your pictures are beautiful! Thanks so much for posting them.|
Dec 30, 2010 7:50 PM CST
|Wow! Those are great pics!! Wonderful orchids!|
Dec 30, 2010 8:52 PM CST
Thanks, I was with my husband and we literally raced around the facility
I was snapping pictures like crazy, thankfully, there were only a few other
people so I didn't have to wait to get a clear shot.
Dec 30, 2010 9:47 PM CST
|So nice of you to share with us! Isn't it fun to have a focused mission and an audience for your pics?|