I have been to Heaven……..

Preface:this post is just about the Conservatory at Marie Selby Botanical Garens.I will do another post about the rest of the gardens.

….and it is called Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

…why did it take me thirty+ years to get there?….

Nestled right in the heart of Sarasota,lies this gem.Just a stones throw from St.Armand’s Circle-yep,we ate there-and Longboat Key.
I have wanted to go there,for like forever!
The place is incredible!
But first you have to cross this!

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Anyone who knows me,knows I hate heights.
And Bridges.
Especially high bridges.

…Especially the Skyway Bridge…

But I wasn’t driving and I was occupied with my cell phone and taking photos,so I survived.

Anywho….
we got to Sarasota,
and there was Heaven….

The Conservatory…..

I swear the Heavens parted and there I was….

Full of orchids and bromeliads!
Like a kid in a candy store,or someone high on crack,but let’s go
with the candy store thing,shall we?-
I was bouncing around….

Taking photos,like the mad woman I tend to become when surrounded by orchids I don’t have….
I swear I didn’t shove too many people out of the way while I was taking photos…W-e-l-l…maybe a few….but they deserved it….

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My favorite,but the only one they had for sale,was $59!Obviously,it didn’t come home with me….sob….

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But….

You know I came home with something…

Meet Golden Jewel Orchid,Ludisia dicolorIMG_0961

Already repotted and hanging,in a palm,by the lanai.
Hopefully the orchids that already live at TheGreatWall will make nice and welcome her with open arms….

4 responses to “I have been to Heaven……..

  1. Beautiful orchids! Wow! The color is amazing! Sounds like a great place to visit. Hope to make it there someday myself.

  2. Sue-you’re next trip down,you should go.The place is incredible!There is so much to see.I’ll blog about the rest of it at a later date.

  3. That is about a 5 hour drive from me. Thank you for sharing those lovely orchids with us. The one you brought home is really nice and I’m sure will fit right into you orchid family.

    Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

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