|Hallway to the Orchid Room|
The hallway above is draped in Cinnamon Wattle (Acacia leprosa), which is native to Australia and in the pea family.
|The big hanging baskets above are full of the African violet relative, Streptocarpus 'Concord Blue'|
|Passion flower (Passiflora) blooming near the fruit tunnels|
|Luscious but deadly, a hanging tropical Pitcher plant, Nepenthes x mixta var. superba|
|This Pitcher plant from the East Indian family, Nepenthes x mixta var. superba, grows in a small hanging basket|
|One of my favorite plantings was in the Mediterranean Garden room of the conservatory.|
|Aloe nyeriensis and Furcraes foetida 'Mediopicta'|
|Just on the other side of the room is this Melianthus major in all its glory.|
|Also in the Mediterranean room was this red, variegated Bougainvillea in flower over an arbor.|
|This chartreuse elephant ear caught my eye in the Tropical Terrace, though I did not find a name.|
|And in the Orchid Room, a wealth of riches...|
|White orchid display by the antique window|
|A wall of color in the Orchid room|
|Their living orchid wreath is always one of my favorites... see another one here.|
Other photos from this visit at the very end of December: Longwood's outdoor gardens in winter.