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.
As 2016 comes to a close, I looked back at all the wonderful places I was able to visit this year. In January I was able to attend the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition and I was in heaven! Houseplants everywhere! We even were given barrettes for our hair with succulents.
For a couple of years now I have attended the Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society show and sale at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The color and diversity of these plants is not to be believed! I love them all, but am always drawn to the neoregelias [(knee-o-ra-geel-ee-as) my attempt at helping you
A fitting flower for this Halloween weekend is the black bat flower or Tacca chantrieri. This plant hails from parts of Asia and is a real show stopper when it is in bloom. The “wings” are actually the bracts of the flower, not the actual flower. The flower can be
As Halloween approaches, it seemed only fitting to talk about a plant that is gross, but awesome at the same time. It smells like rotting flesh and attracts flies. Pretty disgusting, right? Yet, at the same time, pretty clever. Smell like rotting flesh, attract flies, and get pollinated. That is the
The best part of attending a plant society show and sale is the unusual plants that can be found. There may be plenty of not-so-unusual plants, but there are always the plants you won’t find anywhere else. Plant society members are collectors and have propagated their plants for the sale.
Last week I attended the Grosse Point Garden Center garden walk. As always, I’m looking for houseplants and as I entered my 2nd garden, I hit the jackpot! I approached the back patio where there was music being played and I immediately was drawn to the conservatory. I approached the
I was thrilled to receive the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory Pewabic tile for Mother’s Day yesterday! If you do not live near the Detroit area, this company may not be familiar to you. Yet, if you have been to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the