Spring Flower Show

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Alpinia ZerumbetMeredith took me to the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens yesterday for their annual Spring Flower Show. One word: amazing. There were tulips and hyacinths and Easter lilies and daffodils galore, and the scent of the hundreds of blooms was almost as incredible as their beauty.

We arrived on the last day of the show (good thing Meri remembered!) but I have a feeling we’ll be going back: the Conservatory also had tropical, dessert, orchid and palm exhibits. I was struck by the display of orchids, which reminded me of those at the National Botanic Garden in Washington D.C.

We spent most of our time in the tropical section of the Conservatory, which was an incredible space that was humid and hot and a great change of pace from the recent cold temperatures (though I know I’ll be dreading those conditions come summer time).

OK, I’m babbling now. There’s more photos below (they speak for themselves), and you can find Meredith’s photos here.

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