Sunday, May 23, 2010

Orchid Show at the Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, Fl. 32789 The Greater Orlando Orchid Society brings their annual Orchid Show back to the museum, Friday, May 21 thru Sunday, May 23, 2010. During the show, the gardens were open with free admission each day from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

View and enjoy Classic Art in a Classical Setting.

My visit to the Polasek Gardens today allowed me the opportunity to do several things that I enjoy: view beautiful gardens, plants and flowers, play with my camera and talk to other folks interested in these same things. Since I have already done a post last year on the garden, I will mostly just post my updated photos.

Some spectacular Vanda Orchids. In the world of flowers, orchids are the undisputed champions. No longer only a rich man's hobby, orchids are now within the reach of any income. The beauty and diversity of orchids captivate men and women of every walk of life. Modern reproductive methods make it possible for growers to enjoy the finest plants for a few dollars.

Some hanging flower baskets around the property.

The beautiful gardens create an incredible display area for the statues.

You would never know the devastation suffered in the garden from the Florida freeze this past winter.

The Koi pond.

Venders at the show were selling Orchids, Bromeliads and Ferns.

The home across the lake.

Another Vanda Orchid.

Plants and flowers on the wall.

A very unusual color for an Orchid.

Tomato plants

A rare form of tomato plant that actually has thorns.

Square foot gardening in raised beds.

This tree has various types of Bromeliads and air plants growing all around it. You can see it if you look is amazing in person.This could be my yard or yours......right?

The Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden is a perfect setting for Special Events, Visiting Exhibits, Educational Opportunities, Group Tours, School Field Trips and Garden Tours and Programs. The grounds are cared for by volunteer Orange County Master Gardeners.

Cultivate Your Spirit in the Garden

1 comment:

Susan said...

Looks like a great way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for sharing!