We bought a membership to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for 2020!Â Jeremy and I went with Nancy and Bee to check out the annual orchid extravaganaza they put on.Â Orchids from all over of all types are on display – providing me with many photo opportunities!! The other parts of the garden are also growing some pretty early year varieties of bulbs. Carpets of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, lilies and other bulbs are all over the garden.
The orchids they chose to display framed loads of bromeliads too. It was just color, color, color!
As usual, the garden had plenty to see and a few new species to learn about. I love the mostly green flora as well -Â they have a classic, darker feel to them I really appreciate. My favorite is the pitcher plant! Low to the ground or hanging from a host tree – it’s unassuming but deadly ( to a few small creatures ).Â The edible garden was growing as well – the cabbages were beautiful and I really wanted to plant the dusty purple variety in my own garden someday. Maybe this fall/winter!
Flowers and plants in general always make me appreciate life. They’re beautiful, robust, and often grow and make it work wherever they can. I can appreciate that attitude. :)