• A Visit to Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza 2015

    Posted on February 14, 2015 by in Amazing flower pairings, Bringing the garden inside, Field Trip, Things that inspire me in the garden

    Longwood Gardens Orchid http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchid

    February is the longest, shortest month of the year. Winter is dragging its heels, the wind is blowing and the landscape is bleak. What a wonderful time for a dose of spring encapsulated in a four-acre conservatory at Longwood Gardens.

    The annual Orchid Extravaganza is in full bloom now through March 29th. Thousands of orchids, spring bulbs and floral blooms will put you in a springy mood. Scents of lilies and gardenias will lift and transport you to a warmer clime, if only for a brief time.

    For those of you unable to take a Longwood Gardens get-away, sit back, take a mini-tour with me and dream of Spring’s arrival!

     

     

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Flowering Hall ~ Longwood Gardens http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Flowering Hall ~ Acacia, hydrangeas and orchids

    Spring Bulbs http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Spring Bulbs Flowerbed

    Greenhouse Vegetables http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Greenhouse Vegetables ~ Swiss Chard and Parsley

    Greenhouse Strawberries http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Greenhouse Strawberries

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Edgeworthia ~ Paper Bush http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Edgeworthia ~ Paper Bush

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Longwood Gardens Conservatory http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Conservatory

    Woodland Orchids~ Longwood Gardens http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Woodland Orchids

    Lilies "Sorbonne" http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Lilies “Sorbonne”

    Orchid Basket http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Orchid Basket

    In the Children's Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Handpainted tiles ~ In the Children’s Garden

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Primroses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Primroses

    Asiatic Lilies http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Asiatic Lilies

    Gardenia Blossom http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Gardenia Blossom

    Hydrangea Blooms http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Hydrangea Blooms

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Mediterranean Garden ~ Longwood Gardens http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Mediterranean Garden

    Pansies http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Pansies

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Longwood Gardens Orchids http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Longwood Gardens Orchids

    Ranunculus http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Ranunculus

    Anemone ~ Windflower http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Anemone ~ Windflower

    Variegated Tradescantia http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-visit-to-longwood-gardens-orchid-extravaganza-2015/

    Variegated Tradescantia

     

     

14 Responses so far.

  1. Holly Hagelin says:

    I love Longwood Gardens . . . will have to talk the hubby into running up there and see for ourselves!! Beautiful pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Barb says:

      Yes, Longwood Gardens goes all out! Check in mid-March, that’s when the blue Himalayan poppies are installed! They are a real treat!

  2. Helen Malandrakis says:

    Beautiful!

  3. Brenda Sanders says:

    Thank you. I always enjoy your posts, but this one is wonderful. Thank you for a breath of spring on a dull winter day.

    • Barb says:

      We really need a taste of Spring in the grips of an extra cold winter, don’t we, Brenda? I am lucky enough to get to stroll around in all that beauty every Monday!

  4. Renee Barry says:

    Beautiful! I’ve never heard of this place so it was nice to be able to see some glimpes of spring. Thanks for sharing!

    • Barb says:

      So glad you enjoyed the tour, Renee! Longwood Gardens is one of the oldest gardens on the East Coast and they always go all out each season!

  5. Norma says:

    Lots of sunshine and blooms here already. California missed another winter. Long wood looks like a fun place to visit.

  6. Feral Turtle says:

    What gorgeous pictures. A wonderful break from all of the winter white around these parts! Cheers.

  7. Patti says:

    So many beauties. Thanks for sharing. Feels like I’m there.

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