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MSU conservatory -- seriously picture heavy!

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    Default MSU conservatory -- seriously picture heavy!

    Actually took these pictures back in September. It is the same location that had the bonsai I posted in http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...51-bonsai.html back in October. I was going to post these other pics from the Conservatory then, but decided to hold off until later when a break from the winter doldrums might be needed. I have decided that "later" is "now" Hope ya'll enjoy them



    The grounds:







    This is my dad (he's about 5'10" or 178 cm tall) standing next to a Colocasia whose leaves I found to be quite impressively large.



    These were even larger (Not counting the stem, each leaf was about 4 ft long)



    The arid house



    I had never seen a cork oak before so found this rather cool (thisis btw, the source for our cork mounts and cork for wine bottles, etc)



    and while I have seen 'bottle ponytail palms' in stores, I've only seen them as little plants in 6" pots -- never as a mature plant a good 3' (about 1 m) in diameter



    Nor had even heard of climbing aloes -- here's one climbing up a cactus



    Now the tropical house:















    This one I really thought was a beauty! (The flower color came out surprisingly accurate -- they really were a vibrant 'screaming' red.)


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    I needed that!! Beautiful shots! I love the green lawn and that Fushia - wow! Thanks so much! I cannot wait for all this darn snow to go away and spring time to take over. The tulips here are just poking up out of the snow. I hope they will be alright.

    Great post, Paul! I am giving it 5 stars for beauty and timing!!

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    I love that Manettia Bicolor! It seems so teeny tiny, is it really as small as it seems?

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    I wish i can work in such a place like the one in the photos
    i enjoied watching them very much.

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    wow amazing place.... do you have more pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alana View Post
    I love that Manettia Bicolor! It seems so teeny tiny, is it really as small as it seems?
    The flower was maybe an inch (2.5 cm) long

    Quote Originally Posted by delphiguy View Post
    wow amazing place.... do you have more pics?
    Fraid not, Randy. I kept the best shots to post and dumped the rest. Although if you haven't already, use the link in the first post and check out the bonsai that were at the conservatory -- some truly remarkable plants, IMO.

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