On Sunday I went to Allan Gardens for a respite from the winter weather, which keeps dragging on and on. And on.
Allan Gardens is a beautiful, warm greenhouse with absolutely stunning displays of flowers, plants and trees. And it’s free.
You can find more info about it here:
Below are some photos of what I saw. Some of the plants that I saw today were quite…strange…
How about a Corpse Flower (a.k.a. Voodoo Lily)?
It really did smell…rotten. Not rotten like garbage, but rotten like a dead thing.
Here’s something a little more aesthetically pleasing. But don’t worry, there’s still more weirdness to come.
Um…don’t sit there.
This was the the tiniest flower. I didn’t even see it until my friend pointed it out. It was probably only 5mm across.
Returning to the weirdness….this was a hanging plant of some kind. The flowers look like little green horns.
…and does anyone know what that yellow thing is?!
I also found some hanging spiky ball plant things….
…and a dreadlocked cactus tree of some sort.
You might not have a tree with dreads at your house (if you do you have to invite me over), but you will probably have some of these pretty soon.
Maybe you have one of these indoors.
I think these are called fiddleheads.
I met these good looking guys at the pond.
It is always beautiful there, but it seemed even more so this time.