Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Come on a tropical adventure this morning through the conservatory of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota where orchids and bromeliads bloom, pitcher plants lie in wait, and textured, leafy plants and ferns abound.

The universe is a continuous web,
Touch it at any point
and the whole web quivers.

Next we'll venture to lush garden rooms out of doors. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. MY heavens, there are some amazing plants in the world. I sure enjoyed seeing these on this -22 winter morning.

  2. Beautiful and a lovely break from 4" of snow with wind! There is something about the lushness of tropicals .....

  3. Very nice, you're making me want to run over to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens but it's freezing outside.

  4. Great photos, Linda!!! I went to a local nursery last week...needed to smell some dirt. The flowers just bring a smile, don't they???

  5. Abundant verdant lovely...words aren't anywhere near the glory of those plants. Thanks!

  6. I read this post after coming in from lighting the wood stove in the freezing cold gallery/studio... I could feel the warm humidity coming through the interwebs, while gazing at those beauties.

  7. I don't know where Sarasota is, but this garden really looks nice. I can tell you enjoy plants! Lol.

  8. Your pictures reminded me that I only live a few miles from the Como Park Conservatory with all the tropical plants. I really must get over there to shake off the winter blues! Thanks for the lovely photos!

  9. Thank you for taking us on this wonderful walk among stunning colours and textures.
    And the quote was a perfect touch :)

  10. This has me missing the New York Botanical Garden. Lovely shots.

  11. Coming to your blog is a warm and colorful break from the frigid gray weather of Michigan. Those plants are each unique and beautiful and you captured them so well with your camera.

  12. Hi Teresa, thanks, when I hear the news of the big freeze crossing the country I couldn't help but think of you and the other bloggers having to deal with all that cold.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, tropicals have a special place in my heart having lived in Hawaii and Cuba I just can't help loving them all.

    Hi Lori, thanks, oh a trip to an arboretum or garden is just the ticked for a bit of relaxation and reflection.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, oh I know the feeling so well of needing to smell some dirt, I've taken many a trip to nurseries for just that reason.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, oh I now only too well how the feeling you've expressed about these plants, they surely uplift the mind every time.

    Hi Michele, thanks, I enjoy posting the photos "almost" as much as I enjoy seeing the plants in person and if I miss flowers during cold or wet weather I can always look back on my own post. Ha.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, oh you have no idea how much I love plants ever since I was a small child and I never tire of their beauty and solace. Sarasota is about two hours south of us and perhaps three hours north of Miami.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, oh you must go to the conservatory very soon it is so relaxing to just walk leisurely through the plants and enjoy and appreciate their beauty.

    Hi Vicki, thanks, the gardens had the watercolor stations every so often and many of them were just perfect for encouraging reflections and repose in the gardens.

    Hi Mary, thanks, oh you must take a bit of time to visit any garden or nursery near you and enjoy the time in the winter, it such a wonderful thing to experience.

    Hi Dee, thanks, oh I have been thinking of you and so many of my blogging friends during this particularly cold snap we are having here in the states, mother nature can be so wonderful and yet so unpredictable with it's fluctuations of weather.

  13. Being a cold winter up north. I sure enjoy all those plants. Thanks for show and tell..

    Made my day. Love your photography!


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