We really weren't quite ready to leave the tropics yet, were we? Let's smooth the transition back into winter weather by visiting a tiny slice of the tropics, courtesy of Linda Mayer, who says, "My photos are from the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The Climatron is an R. Buckminster Fuller-designed geodesic dome filled with around 2,800 plants–1,400 different tropical species. Average humidity is 85%, and temperatures range from 65 degrees at night to 85 degrees (F) during the day. It features dense foliage, sparkling waterfalls, rocky cliffs, and a bridge from which the tree canopy can be viewed. It opened to the public in 1960. For more information about this fabulous botanical garden go to <mobot.org> I'm sorry there are too many species to attempt to name, but I did include the name of an especially wonderful begonia." I was just at the Missouri Botanical Garden last summer, Linda, and for some strange reason, I did not go inside the Climatron! What was I thinking?? But this is a remender to all of us that your local botanical garden is worth a visit in winter, too. I visited the conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden a couple of winters ago, and it was heavenly to walk through the warm, steamy air and breathe in all the planty goodness… Go!! You won't regret it. OK, next week we're back to some really beautiful snowy scenes. Stay tuned!
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Come and meet up at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year!
I'm scheduled to give another GPOD talk (A few of you will be getting emails in the next two weeks as I put together the slideshow…), and a number of people have emailed to say that they'll be at the show, and that they'd love to meet up with a bunch of fellow GPODers!
The RSVPs so far:
Glenda Curdy (Nurserynotnordstrom)
Jeanne Cronce (Greengenes)
Chris Niblack (ChrisSeattle)
Kielian DeWitt (Annek)
Linda Skyler (Meelianthus)
So…who else is going to be there?? Let us all know in the comments, and we can start planning an outing! Perhaps after-dinner drinks one night at the bar at the Sheraton? I'll repeat this announcement for the next week or so, at least, and keep a running list of who's coming….enticement for even more people to come. Oh, and when you comment to say you'll be there, give us your real name so that I can plan name tags that include both that and your screen name…
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