Because just about now, I’m desperate to see FLOWERS!
Fortunately, I’m currently in Washington, D.C. and had a free afternoon to myself today in which to see the (free) orchid exhibit at the United States Botanic Garden .
Although I knew I wouldn’t remember all of the the names of the different types of orchids (the collection contains over 5,000 specimens), here are some of my favorites!
The exhibit features far more than just orchids, though. In the Garden Primeval I spotted these pretty brush-like flowers…
While the prickly thistle was one of the interesting plants blooming in the Medicinal Plants garden.
While not exactly flowers, the shape of these cactus plants comes close enough in my book…not to mention that cacti are fast becoming my g0-to plants for our New York apartment!
The exhibit includes spice plants, like this Allspice bush…
And berries (these just happen to be coffee!)
The number of fruit varieties (starfruit)…
(Kumquats)…make the visitor feel like they’ve stepped into a veritable garden of Eden.
And, yes, there are even cocoa beans to help round out the fascinating exhibits!
P.S. In case flowers aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of beautiful foliage in the Hawaiian and Tropics rooms to keep you interested!
Beautiful! Thanks for the virtual tour.
It really was a lovely exhibit, and well worth the 45 minute walk there and back. There are a few crocus blossoms and pansies blooming around D.C., but mostly the great outdoors here looks rather grey and wintry still. It’s too bad we’re not here a few weeks later when the cherry blossoms emerge!
Anything coming up in your garden yet? It would be fun to catch up by phone one of these days. 🙂
XOX – Joana
On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 10:59 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote: