Last week I was in Holland, MI and on the way home, I HAD to stop at Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. I was passing by and my car knows when it is close to a conservatory and steers itself there. I’m not making it up. Ask my husband.
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
I haven’t been to Frederick Meijer Gardens at Christmas time in years. This year, even though it was after Christmas, I decided to go before they took the display down. It was gorgeous and I’m so glad I decided to go! I left later in the day than I would
We are all tired of winter here in the Midwest. That is putting it mildly…. Well, I have a cure for the winter time blues. Head for your nearest botanical garden conservatory! Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI Show room in Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI The fern
Phipps Conservatory I love conservatories. Of course I do, they’re full of tropical/house plants. But, throw in some Dale Chihuly art, and the experience is even better. It adds a dimension to the plants that nothing else can. Absolutely beautiful. Following are some photos from conservatories around MI, OH, PA,