The old adage "people who live in glass houses should
not throw stones " may not be true to the actual meaning
here, but you really would not want to throw stones
at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Not just because
of all of the glass that covers the Conservatory but
also because of the glass on display inside while we
and especially if you happen to have glass ceilings
that look like this.
This glass ceiling was in the entry ceiling to the
Himalayan Room there. It was just one among the
many beautiful glass displays created Dale Chihuly.
Some of it was a little over my head... no pun intended...
But most just left you in awe of its use in and around
the various rooms of the conservatory.
Maybe a little fire and water with its use in this
Scattered among the Palm Room displays..
Reeds of glass growing out of the plants....
Is it plants or glass?
Glass reeds were in several of the rooms.
This vase was slightly large for my very small
but I could see maybe one of the blooms from the
vase displayed in one of the flower beds.
Giant bowls of glass were also in different locations.
were they blooms, clams, or just gorgeous bowls?
These were in the Desert Room.
I would hate to wash these giant bowls or blooms.
There were even giant glass balls in the displays.
These made my bowling ball that I have in my
woods flower bed look really small.
These were lite up in a darker room and looked so pretty.
A spot of dark orange to light up all of the green
leaves in the Tropical Room.
The giant glass displays hanging from the ceilings
were not to my taste in home decor but were pretty.
I really would not want to have been the one to clean
or take these fragile hangings up or down.
No one could say they were not eye opening and
works of art. Maybe a couple would have looked
good at the Home and Garden Show's "Art in Bloom".
The Chihuly Exhibition will be on display until
March 28th. Also now through July 8th the " Blooms
and Butterfly" Exhibition is going on. The butterflies
will be throughout the rooms. They were hanging some
butterfly chrysalis the day we were there in a windowed
room where you could watch them emerge.
The school tours will love this exhibit.
This was not a part of the Chihuly exhibition but
more to my size in home decor.
This miniature conservatory was just the cutest and
had every little detail included inside.
Happy Gardening Everyone !