Sunday, March 18, 2012

Orchids in Bloom

Here are some pictures of just a few of the orchids in bloom at the Franklin Park Conservatory.














We are still enjoying above average and record breaking warm temperatures here in Ohio. It has been beautiful and I spent time yesterday out in the flowerbeds cleaning out some of the weeds which have loved the warm weather too. Got a couple of clematis vines moved to better locations where they can get more sunlight. Also trimmed up the Crape Myrtle bush but I did not scalp it like some tend to do. Raked up many sticks from the storms.
Even fired up the grill. I love cooking outdoors on the grill.
Everything is growing so fast now in the flowerbeds and we are hoping all of this beautiful weather does not come back to bite us later with frozen fruit tree and flower shrub buds that are coming on now.
Everyone have a wonderful week and…

Happy Gardening,


Helen said...

All those orchids are beautiful. That's something I have never tried but a couple of times to no avail. Helen

A Garden of Threads said...

It has been very warm here for the middle of March and have spend most days out in the garden. Enjoy this weather.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Orchids are just so fascinating -- their colors, their shapes, their little faces (!). I love seeing them.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos -- the orchids look like they were painted. Happy spring.

Indie said...

What pretty orchids! The dark pink one in the middle is stunning!
It's been a great weekend to be out in the garden - such nice weather.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

Those Orchids are stunning! It would be awesome to be able to grow tropical flowers in the garden!
I have been enjoying the beautiful weather too. Hope it lasts!
We had some thunderstorms move through tonight.

Nadezda said...

Lona, so beautiful orchids!
This Franklin Park has very rich collection.

Balisha said...

Your pictures are so pretty. I love seeing all the different orchids. Do you grow orchids, Lona? I am trying, but they just sit there and do nothing. Healthy looking, no new leaves and no flowers :(

Nezzy said...

I spent those beautiful unseasonal days last week cleanin' out my big old rose garden.

Seems this unusual warm winter has made the weeds very happy!

I so enjoyed these beautiful pictures, 'sure brightened my day!!!

God bless ya and have a grand week sweetie!!! :o)

Joe Todd said...

I think you were at Franklin Park abut same time I was at downtown firestation museum.. Trails at Clear Creek are wet...

Mindy @ The Howell Blessings said...

Those pink ones with the burgandy centers are fantastic!! I've not seen those before. I'll be on the look out for those! Thanks for sharing!

Your cuz


I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, Lona, hoping that the weather gods are hearing us.

I love the orchids. At first I was like, Ooh that one is my favorite. Then I'd scroll to the next one and be like, Ooh, THAT one is my favorite...and so on. They're all just spectacular. What a fun outing it must have been.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl I can NOT believe this weather .. makes me wonder what the heck is going on !!
Those are beautiful orchids .. I have no luck with the so called easy ones .. how can I be great at out door gardening and stink at indoor plants ?? LOL
Yes !! I was happy to move on to a nice warmer weather shot of our doves .. now we can stop shivering ?? ;-)
PS .. I just know winter is going to bite our butts one more time ? LOL

Stephanie said...

Lona these orchids are super gorgeous! I love those with light pink and purple :-D The Franklin Park people did a good job. For some, I have not seen so many beautiful blooms on one stalk here myself here.

Margy said...

We're loving this warm weather too but I am so behind in getting gardens cleaned out! I've never had luck with Orchids - so I just admire them from afar.

Andrea said...

Oh i haven't seen this post, good you visited mine and i was able to see the orchids. These are mostly temperate climate orchids but the Phals and the last one are tropicals. Did you smell the scent of that last? It is native to my country.

hemejc said...

Are the dogwoods in bloom yet in Hocking Hills?