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.
If you know me, you know that green is my favorite color. My nails are green, my purse is green, my clothes are green, my vehicle is green…… So I thought today, I would post some green flowers and pics. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How about the colors on these
Last night I went to my monthly African violet club meeting. Every month we discuss different topics, not only African violets, but other members of the family as well. I took pictures of many of the host’s beautiful plants and some that were brought by members for “show and tell”.
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.