Longwood is hosting a big Orchid Show this weekend, and let me tell you it is stunning. I am not really an orchid lover but the Conservatory is stunning.
These Forget Me Not's and Blue Poppies are beautiful together in the Orangery portion of the Conservatory. My camera does not pick up the colors correctly and it annoys me to no end.
I started to take photos of plants that I might want to add into my own gardens. That is the thing about Longwood that I love - it is full of inspiration!
These are Margarete Daisy standards and white mum hydrangea. I don't remember what the pink flowered standards are - sorry!
These gorgeous standards are made from Orchids, ferns and several other greens. In the base of the pots are small ivys. The colors are much darker and richer than my camera shows.
Longwood has stunning vistas...the spot of orange are tulips that have bloomed. The other patches you see are all different kinds of tulips...we will be going back in a few weeks to see them all in bloom.
I wish this hadn't been shot in sepia...I didn't realize that it was set on that. I always love this view because the Conservatory rising in the background makes me think of Pemberley. I always expect to see Mr. Darcy and Lizzie strolling through the gardens...
I came home full of inspiration to make our home a place of beauty. I already weeded the area under the lilac...and I am going to make compost out of the weeds. I love nature!