from the Conservatory
Although it’s cold outside, you can take a “mini-vacation” inside our Conservatory. Visit the tropics and deserts. Look carefully at the beautiful plants that reside there – not just the orchids – and learn the major groups of plants, their origin, and fascinating facts about their growth patterns and environmental adaptations. Because these flora are often sold as “house plants” in Virginia, consider how you can make them part of your gardening adventures, or substitute plants more appropriate for our locale.