We'll continue our tour in the Desert Room with a look at the Chihuly art glass piece hanging in the entry.
The piece works beautifully with the spiky plants in the desert exhibit.
It's very prominent in the room so it will show up in a number of the photos.
Notice the unusual red barrel cacti
This molded wax agave was aptly named as it looked almost fake.
Another prominent feature in the desert garden is the variegated A. americana which is about 12' across. There are some large ones in my neighborhood but none quite this size.
This Monk's Hood cactus was especially distinctive.
No tag for this one. It's similar to an ocotillo but a bit larger than I'm used to seeing and on single stems.
Some plants were not as happy with the artificial sunlight as others.
Most do very well here
The red barrel cacti at the base of the large agave are quite striking.
I gave these jumping cholla plenty of room.
A Japanese Garden in the outdoor courtyard at the southeast corner of the building.
Winter is the best time to see the structure of the garden though I'd love to see it at other times of the year.
Also a great time to get a look at the beautiful forms which make up the structure of the conservatory.
Ferocious Blue Cycad is always a looker.