While we may have had a relatively warm and mild winter here in Bucks County, we are in the midst of yet another snow storm today, which is suppose to produce our biggest snow fall yet!!! And after Friday's big snow disaster, I had a personal day on Monday, and was in need of a good get out, to shake off the winter doldrums before I finish my hibernation. I went to the only place I know where other hot house flowers hang out....Longwood Gardens.
I love visiting gardens whenever I can, especially during this time when many conservatories are filled with colorful orchid displays. If you're in or near historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania from now through March 25th, I encourage you to make a stop at Longwood Gardens to see the annual "Orchid Extravaganza". Longwood Gardens is the kind of place where you lose track of time because there’s just so much beauty to see. The gardens were founded by the DuPont family and consist of over 1,077 acres of gardens, the Du-Pont mansion, woodlands, a spectacular tress house, and meadows. It is open year round and holds seasonal attractions, lectures, workshops and performances. Not only are there over 4,000 varieties of orchids, but their also displayed all over Longwood...not just in the main conservatory and in the Orchid House.
Take a gander at this amazing Bonsai!
Another treat was the people got to see Martha Stewart who was at QVC Studios that day and stopped to see the show also.
She even had photo opts!!! She didn't appear to be the slightest stand off at all and mingled with all. I thought of inviting her with me to the café for wine, I could have got a first hand knowledge of gardening with her.
For those of you at a distance who need to shake off the winter, I hope this little tour puts you in a springy mood!