Ethereal in Pink
I think its fair to say that one who visits a botanical garden on a chilly day in March with the wind blowing at 35-40 MPH is truly a plant/garden geek. Yes, that would be me. I was reminded today of visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis a couple of years ago with David and my brother Alex and his wife Betsy on a frigid day in December. We were delighted that day to be out of the car after many hours of driving to wander on a cold but sunny afternoon through the excellent collection of miniature evergreens, ancient trees and spectacular Japanese garden.
Today was similar as I visited the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden near Gastonia, NC where I am tonight and the next couple of days for two back-to-back conferences. The DSBG is in the midst of an "Orchid Extravaganza" and the conservatory was the warm spot to be.
I loved this purple speckled beauty with the hairy palm tree in the background.