Phlowers – Six on Saturday/Longwood Conservatory Winter

Here’s a sampling of the hanging baskets in the Longwood Gardens Conservatory yesterday. It’s hard to capture the size/scale of the flower baskets. To say they are large is an understatement.

Some of the plants are: Cape-primrose (Streptocarpus), Anthuriums, Cinnamon-Wattle Acacia, Bromeliads.

My favorite walk was along the acacia passage. The Cinnamon-Wattle acacias were in bloom. The fragrance was incredible. There was definitely a feeling of enchantment present as we gazed down the corridor. Periwinkle is one of my favorite colors, and the combination of the streptocarpus with the soft yellow of the acacia was stunning. The streptocarpus are part of Cee’s Flower of the Day.

I also had some moments of inspiration. I don’t know if this is a hanging basket of some type for displaying flowers, a light fixture, or something totally unique to my imagination. I am determined to create better hanging basket arrangements this year for the porch and outdoors and this will be my artistic muse for the project.

As we walked within the walls the soft winter sun outdoors illuminated everything inside with a glow of Royal Silver. I wish I could somehow capture and copy the indescribable atmosphere in a watercolor painting.

Here’s a silly self-portrait of us in the conservatory; a visual description of our joy. It’s a little distorted, the mirror had a funhouse quality, but it still captured our happiness in being in a place filled with flowers and fragrance.

14 thoughts on “Phlowers – Six on Saturday/Longwood Conservatory Winter

    1. Yes, I so agree with the lovely spring fragrance inside the conservatory. It just can’t be duplicated at home. The acacia corridor truly is a magical place for the senses, fronds touched us as we walked beneath the vines, the fragrance wafted all around us. It gives you a sense of hope and renewal.

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  1. Gosh, I would be happy spending time in a place like that! I love the acacia archway walk. So very beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I don’t think I’ll ever get the chance to visit now, even though I’ve been invited, so I really appreciate your photos of Longwood.

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    1. It is one of my favorite spots in our area. I am often tempted to go to the Flower Show in Philadelphia, but it is so crowded. Longwood throughout the year, with the exception of Christmas displays, is always more relaxing.

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