|Christmas display of poinsettias at Longwood Gardens (Euphorbia pulcherrima)|
Spring tulips were everywhere in April ...
|H.H. and tulips|
The trees were bursting with leaves and blossoms ...
|Trees (with bluebells) in April|
|Longwood's trees decked out for Christmas|
Longwood Gardens has an enormous conservatory which was not short on lights either.
|More decorated trees inside the Conservatory.|
The most dramatic water feature in December is the dancing fountain area outdoors. We watched the fountains 'dance' to the music of The Nutcracker. As the waters rose and fell, the colors changed, and it was quite magical.
On my first visit, I was amazed to see roses in bloom (in the Conservatory of course) so early in the year ...
... I was even more surprised to see them in December.
|Roses of all colors in full bloom. Yellow is my favorite.|
The orchids at Longwood Gardens are superb. I don't grow them myself, and I am always impressed with their beauty ...
|The Orchid House in April|
I was not disappointed with Longwood's December display.
|Orchids Cymbidium Mixed cultivars|
MORE FAVORITE SPRING BLOOMS:
MORE FLOWERS BLOOMING IN DECEMBER:
|Herbs and Hydrangeas|
Throughout the winter Conservatory you are aware of the heavy scent of lilies.
|Lilies and Poinsettias|
Finally, my favorite displays in the Conservatory. First, in April ...
|The delphinium border.|
... I've shown this picture before. Love those delphiniums!
Then in December, a table set for a wedding. With water on either side it seems to float ...
The wedding table is set with crystal candelabra, white roses, orchids, and twinkling white lights. So.o.o romantic!
A visit to Longwood Gardens is fabulous at any time of the year, but the Christmas display will surely put you in the holiday mood!
Merry Christmas everyone!
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