Friday Flora: Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

April 5, 2013 |  by  |  Personal  |  Share

This past weekend we received a last minute invitation to have lunch downtown. Afterwards we decided it was just too nice of a day to return home right away.  So we took a detour to Belle Isle and headed to the conservatory.  Visiting the conservatory has been on my list of things to do this past winter, because I badly needed to see things alive and growing.  How ironic that I didn’t make it out there until spring finally arrived!  Nevertheless, it was fun to feast our eyes on color, fresh blossoms, and the only palm trees I know of within ten miles of home.

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I have a menagerie of tiny succulents that live on my kitchen windowsill. I bought 3 or 4 from a vendor in Eastern Market a few years ago, and they have multiplied into about 20 plants.  None of them look like this beast below though!

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Andy’s got a knack for making flowers look like weird little creatures.  This one reminds me of some kind of freaky teletubby with wings.

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