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May 15, 2018 6:33 AM CST
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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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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May 15, 2018 7:00 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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!
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May 15, 2018 8:01 AM CST
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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what a beautiful wall of broms...and that waterfront flower garden on vinca? is really cool! Thanks for sharing!
lindsey
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May 15, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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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.
Every day God gives me is just a true blessing!!!
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May 15, 2018 2:47 PM CST
Name: Patty
Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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You're all most welcome! I tip my hat to you.
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May 15, 2018 4:04 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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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.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 17, 2018 8:41 PM CST
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Name: Joshua
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Thanks Patty! Looks like you had a great time.
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