Sunday, February 8, 2009

Orchid Daze

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The weather was sooo nice this weekend (I think it made it to 70 F today!) that we decided to head to the Botanical Gardens for an hour or so. However, Orchid Daze had just started, so we spent most of the time indoors. The Fuqua Orchid Center is beautiful at any time of the year, but right now they've upped the color a bit and added in some neat glass sculptures. For the most part, they're quite different from the Chihuly ones we had a few years ago. I found them less abstract and more concentrated on finer-grained decorative aspects than gross form and lines. Although, the lines on these are great. Can't you just see these as some kind of big cranes? The sculptures ranged from the simple and elegant... ...to the humorous. These were amongst the carnivorous pitcher plants. But none of the glass sculptures can upstage the real orchids...

There were even orchids scattered throughout the other greenhouses, like in the African section, where we hunted for dart frogs amonst the foliage.

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If you're in the Atlanta area, head to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Orchid Daze. If you go next weekend, you can even purchase orchids for your very own! And I overheard the vendor say that they do free repotting....

3 comments:

Susan said...

Great pictures, Heather! The glass sculptures are lovely!

nima said...

nice garden pictures...thank you for sharing

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those Orchids are just fantastic! I can just imagine the smell!

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