Tag Archive: Longwood Gardens


African Amaryllis..Cocktail

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Hubby and I visited Longwood Gardens to see their Christmas display of flowers and lights. This African Amaryllis called Cocktail was one of my favorites seen during our visit. The red and green colors remind me of Christmas.

Amaryllis ( name meaning to sparkle) is also known as the belladonna lily. A native plant of South Africa. Many bulbs sold as Amaryllis for the Christmas season are actually called Hippeastrum. Hippeastrum is a flowering bulb sold in the winters months which bloom well indoors.

This African Amaryllis has been bred to grow rapidly and have a shorter stouter stem which gives them a good proportional balance between the pot and the bloom.

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Lady slippers

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These are just a few of the different Lady Slipper orchids I saw while visiting Longwood Gardens. The Lady Slippers are one of my favorite plants and flowers ever since I have seen the wild Pink Lady Slippers growing in the woods near my house.

It was wonderful to see all the different colors and varieties. They do resemble the ballerina slippers. They are rare plants in the wild and in some states endangered. They can not picked or they will not regenerate.

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Longwood Garden Orchids

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These are just some of the orchids we saw at the Longwood gardens. There was a separate room for all the orchids they were growing. They all looked so beautiful and delicate. I was amazed that there is such a variety of orchids. Some of my favorites were the yellow, purple or lavender colors.

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Waterlilies

These are some of the waterlilies we saw during our visit to Longwood Gardens.

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Purple Pretties

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These are some more flowers we saw at Longwood Gardens. They were inside the conservatory. I think the pretty lavender color looks pretty next to the yellows.

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More from Longwood Gardens

This is my entry for Todays Flowers and to see more beautiful flowers please go and visit:

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I am not sure what these flowers are called but I thought they were beautiful. They were part of Longwoods Gardens outdoor display. I would love to have a big grouping of these beauties in my yard.

Thanks for stopping by and to see more beautiful flowers make sure you visit my link for Today’s Flowers.

Special thanks to the host of Todays Flower : Luiz, Denise, Sandy and Laerte

http://www.longwoodgardens.org/lwgHome.html