Just the ticket for Valentine's Day, don't you think?
Like all the other Phipps displays the Orchid Room was filled with gorgeous plants. There must have been over 1000 blooms. It was incredibly beautiful.
This post mostly speaks for itself, so there is not much that needs to be said. There are a lot of photos because I just couldn't leave any out.
I think this may be one of those dyed orchids so popular at the big box stores. Not a fan since there are so many naturally beautiful ones on show. Note: This is a Vanda orchid and the color is natural. Thanks to Michael at Plano Prairie Garden for the info.
These elegant glass figures were placed around the exhibit.
They looked especially nice walking in the pond.
Yes, I know that was three in a row of the same orchid. Which one would you have left out? Thought so.
More of that exuberant color we all need in our gardens this time of year.
Dendrobium is one I have had success with in the past.
Another Texas native plant on display. Visiting gardens away from home has helped me understand just how important our native plants are to collections like these. While they weren't shown here, Texas is also home to 54 different species of native orchids.
The slipper style orchids are my favorites. Far from delicate they grew wild in the woods behind our house when we lived in Boston. The "cup" it the front part of the bloom holds rain water.
Blooms with similar care requirements like clivia, bromeliad, and begonia were grouped in.
A few glass bromeliads were tucked in here and there.
One last look at the Chihuly art glass piece in the lobby dome.
I have additional photos from a snowy walk in the Pennsylvania woods which I just might keep for later since most folks must be pretty tired of snow by now. It's time for spring and time for me to head out to the garden and enjoy our beautiful weather this week.