Friday, March 6, 2009

Reynolda Gardens Part 2: Conservatory Greens

This photo shows the Conservatory entrance from the inside. Outside you can see a sneak peak of the formal gardens.



Here is a little Maiden Hair Fern that has made itself at home on the Conservatory floor.



The plant below is called Nepenthes 'Miranda'. It is a fascinating type of orchid! The pitchers are around 8 or more inches long!



I can't remember what this is called. Martha Stewart had some on her show a few weeks ago though.



Another orchid.




A collection of ferns.







13 comments:

Toni said...

These conservatory photos are achingly amazing. I love orchids, but man, the FERNS ... I use fern rubber stamps a lot in my journal, but I haven't really 'met' many in person -- now I really want to. And the conservatory itself -- makes me want to dance, all that light! Have you seen the movie Sabrina, or whatever it's called, with Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford? There is a conservatory scene in that -- I don't even know what the characters say to each other, I'm so busy drooling over the plants and building!

Joanne said...

Beautiful ferns, they give a forest-y feel to the pictures, a coolness, maybe. What a beautiful place to spend an afternoon.

Wandering Alice said...

oooh, beautiful! What a great place to escape
to on a cold spring day!

Sue said...

I want to live there! Wouldn't that be awesome? Just find room for a kitchen and restroom, and I'd be set.

Clare said...

These pictures are pure escapism for me on a Sunday night that is slowly creeping into a hectic Monday morning. Ferns are so beautiful. My mum can grow them with her eyes closed. I have always dreamed of having a conservatoy with ferns and white wicker chairs to lie in sipping hot tea. sigh

TC said...

Gorgeous pictures! I think the fern you have pictured that you saw on Martha Stewart (who I'm in love with but don't tell my wife) is a staghorn fern.

Thanks for stopping by my blog too, come back soon when you're next in town. ;~)

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us, it looks like a gorgeous place! Your 'tour' is wonderful...keep the photos coming;)

joanne said...

i love each photo separately, and especially love the mood created by looking at them all together... scrolling through them hanging together in this wonderful post you really get a sense of what it must be like to be in their presence...

yanagihara tetsutarou said...

The flower is beautiful. I feel it seeming spring.

Stu said...

Loving this series!
Yes, I think TC is correct on the one you weren't sure of, staghorn fern. Just had a customer ask us to try and find him one, maybe because he saw it on Martha!

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Tony said...

Conservatories make a great addition to any home and garden, consider how your garden conservatory will be used so you can choose the design that will be the most conducive to your current needs as well as your needs for the future.