National Public Gardens Day
,Blue Clock Vine
,Mattaei Botanical Gardens
,National Public Gardens Day
,Neoregelia caokinae 'Tricolor'
Today was National Public Gardens Day and so of course I went to a conservatory. But really, who needs an excuse to go to a public garden? I never do. Anyway, I hope you made it to one today. I decided to go to Ann Arbor to Matthaei Botanical Gardens. And how nice was it, that parking was free today thanks to Domino’s?
I took a few pictures of what was flowering and just plain gorgeous, to share them with you in case you couldn’t make it to a garden today.
Neoregelia carolinae ‘Tricolor’
Bromeliad flower -Canistrum seidelianum
Bromeliad Canistrum seidelianum
Bromeliad with amazing foliage
Brazilian plume -Justicia carnea
Confederate Jasmine Trachelospermum jaminoides
Gifbol or Boophone disticha
Madagascar periwinkle Catharanthus grandiflora
Australian bottle plant Jatropha podagrica
Adenium or desert rose
Aeonium of some sort
Euphorbia lactea cristata variegata
Doll’s slippers Thunbergia mysorensis
Blue Clock Vine Thunbergia battiscombei
Carnival ochna- Ochna multiflora
Coelogyne pandurata orchid
I love going to conservatories and today was a perfect day to go, but then, any day is a perfect day to go to a conservatory. Take your mom this weekend to a garden or if she isn’t with you any longer, take yourself or a friend to one and enjoy the day. You never know what you may discover.