Orchids forum: Andy Warhol at Selby Gardens

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Name: Patty
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SarasotaPatty
May 15, 2018 6:33 AM CST
A friend and I went to Selby for their Andy Warhol (the Tomato Soup Can artist) 'exhibit' and I thought I'd share our tour...

Inside the 'orchid house':

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I got names when I could:

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My friend is 5'4...the bloom spike originates from the plant above her head and was draped on the ground by almost another foot!
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This palm (?) was deadly, and huge! The incredibly long, sharp spikes were not only at the base of the 'fronds/leaves, but also all along the center 'spines' on the back of the leaves and could quickly pierce a thumb, rendering it tingling and slightly numb for a few minutes! Whistling
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I have never seen this color in nature and was awestruck!
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Then we moved out to the gardens:

I LOVED this:
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Who can resist the trunk of a Rainbow Eucalyptus?
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Or a headless giraffe?
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Roots, anyone?
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Great Quote!
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 15, 2018 7:00 AM CST

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Patty, thanks so much! I am enjoying the Show! Thumbs up Must have been a fun place to spend some time!
Name: lindsey
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sugarcane
May 15, 2018 8:01 AM CST
what a beautiful wall of broms...and that waterfront flower garden on vinca? is really cool! Thanks for sharing!
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
May 15, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Wow, what a great trip that must have been! I looked at each and every image as there is so much to enjoy!
Thank you so much for sharing those fabulous images from your visit! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Patty
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SarasotaPatty
May 15, 2018 2:47 PM CST
You're all most welcome! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
May 15, 2018 4:04 PM CST
What a beautiful show! Selby does such neat displays and I loved that Drynaria too. I have never heard of or seen that one before. Thanks Patty

I believe one of the Smithsonian museums, the Hirschorn I think, did something similar to the white cubes this past year but the openings were all different sizes and shapes and and they each had an orchid in them.
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Australis
May 17, 2018 8:41 PM CST

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Thanks Patty! Looks like you had a great time.
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