Thursday, April 3, 2014

Waiting and watching...

I know I am not the only gardener (in zone 6), to be neurotically checking on her garden's progress.  Hellebores (Lenten Rose) are usually blooming their hearts out by the end of March.  This year, there is nary a bloom on any of the clumps....what is going on?!

So featured photos below are from a recent trip to Longwood Gardens (PA) during their AMAZING orchid show.  Any friends from NJ attended?  An afternoon in this conservatory more than satisfied my hunger for vivid colors and blooms galore. Aahh...
Have you ever seen such HUMONGOUS oriental lilies!  And the afternoon light couldn't have been more perfect!  Here is the elusive Himalayan Blue Poppy
Mixed in with pink tulips really made them pop!
Imagine the heady fragrance from these Stargazers
The many faces of Lady Slipper orchids.  Cute, aren't they?
You can't miss it on this one!  So unique it was under lock and key in its very own greenhouse.
 This garden made my mouth water.  Seriously, it did!
(As always, click on the photo to enlaaarge)
I do grow an orchid here and there, but, I am NOT a collector.  Are you?
These orchids look like pansies!
Seeing these gorgeous blooms in person tied me over a least til the forsythias and magnolias put on their show.   Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoyed the eye candy, friends!


  1. Oh wow! How beautiful their orchid show is. I did not make it up to our conservatory this year yet. I love that blue Poppy. How gorgeous.

  2. Gorgeous photos of so many beautiful plants and flowers, oh and the butterflies. Best Wishes.

  3. Really stunning garden pictures. I love the Mecanopsis betonicifolia, but so difficult to grow here. The orchid show is beautiful too, I have some of them inside, because we live next to the huge glasshouses of an orchid nursery. I will be your new follower.

  4. Wow, my eyes about bugged out of my head with all that color! Fabulous...

  5. Thank you ALL for your visits and comments. It's finally Springtime in New Jersey and with that comes the dreaded garden chore...weeding! But I would gladly weed all day with birds chirping and warm sunshine on my back...YEAH!!


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