Wilmington DE & Longwood Gardens

WARNING! MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF FLOWER PICTURES AHEAD!

For my birthday, my Mom took me to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA for the Orchid Extravaganza!

If you know me (or work with me), you know I love orchids. When I was at TMA, I was the orchid whisperer and people would just give me their “dead” orchids. Which weren’t dead, they were dormant! But I didn’t complain (https://anyonecantakeapicture.com/2014/05/04/magic-orchid/)

I’m at a new job, but that part hasn’t changed and I still have a windowsill full of orchids.

So I was thrilled when Mom suggested going to the orchid show at Longwood Gardens! We stayed at the Inn at Montchanin Village, which we stayed at when we visited Winterthur a few years ago (https://anyonecantakeapicture.com/2013/10/27/wilmington-de-philadelphia-pa-2013/).

I LOVE the Inn’s logo!

All of the “rooms” are actually little houses and have names, not numbers.

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The decorations in the lobby were very eclectic.

Cool painting in my room.

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Breakfast was at the Krazy Kat’s.

The rural route to the Gardens.

Finally…the extravaganza begins!

Some of the grounds and the conservatory where the exhibit was held.

Who knew orchids could look so different?!?

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I’m very drawn to the tiger-spotted ones (doesn’t hurt that they are purple)!

PURPLE!!

I heart hibiscus!

Love the reflection of the silver-lined clouds.

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A short break from the orchids…

I’ve never seen a hot pink lily!

Orchids hanging from the ceiling!

Banana trees!

Mom photobombed me.

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LOVE YOU MOM!

THANK YOU!

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