Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine
Posted by Daricia McKnight
Are you one of those people who can't resist variegated plants? It seems to be a common phenomenon. Those streaks or speckles make so many of us "ooh" and "ahh" and draw us over to touch or photograph. Here is a variegated plant I had never seen before -- a banana -- in the conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, NC.
Kylee at Our Little Acre has had the great idea to host a Conservatory Tour this month so we can all see each others' variegated bananas! (And orchids, gingers, succulents...) Aren't tropicals irresistible this time of year? I can smell the warm dirt and feel the humidity now -- it has to be the next best thing to being in Hawaii.
Here are the instructions for the virtual tour if you would like to participate: Visit your local conservatory during the week of January 23rd. Take lots of pictures. Make a blog post about your visit. Go to this page and leave a comment with your link.. Kylee will post them all on her blog on January 30 along with map locations.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with -- where you will go and what you will see. I don't want to give mine away, but a certain conservatory near me will be having their Orchid Spectacular that week!