GPOD on the Road: More from the Centennial Park Conservatory
Cherry Ong is taking us on extra of her go to to Centenary Park Conservatory out of Toronto. She visited in March, when it was nonetheless snowing exterior however vigorous and wonder inside.
Featured within the tropical greenhouse had been these lovely botanical mannequins sporting lovely clothes of residing crops.
This model’s gown is comprised of hardy succulents and the hair is Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoidesZones 7–12).
This one modifications, with sedum hair and a Spanish moss scarf wrapped round her neck. Succulents and air crops like Spanish moss are nice decisions for the sort of residing sculpture, as they thrive with little soil (or no soil within the case of air crops), so the whole construction might be lighter and simpler to work with.
I believe that is the cardboard cycad, zâmia furfuracea (Zones 10–12). It’s endangered in its native Mexico, however well-liked as a houseplant or greenhouse.
The fiercely thorny trunk of the silk tree (corysia speciousZones 10–12)
This burst of lush tropical development is the right escape from the Canadian winter.
Screw pine (pandanus tectoriusZones 10–12) is popping right into a residing sculpture within the greenhouse.
Though it was nonetheless chilly, these steel sunflowers had been blooming exterior the conservatory.
Again inside, quite a few flowers had been hidden among the many tropical foliage. tall amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids, Zones 9–12) the flowers right here really feel proper at dwelling.
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