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RE: Winter gardens


I actually have never been there.... maybe this summer. If someone else is
planning on going there, maybe we can schedule a group date?

What time of the year would you say has the most to see and offer?

Donna

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Cathy Carpenter
> Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 3:04 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Winter gardens
> 
> Missouri Botanical Garden is an excellent choice, and not a bad drive
> from where you live, especially if you get an early start. Even in
> the dead of winter, you have the Linnaean House, the oldest
> continually operating greenhouse in the US, with its Camellia
> collection, which should be in bloom. Also, there is the Climatron, a
> geodesic dome filled with tropical plants, and the temperate house,
> filled with plants from the world's temperate regions. The Kemper
> Center for Home Gardening has a building devoted to house plants and
> a nice cacti display. (Of course, if you go during the outdoor
> growing season, they have 8 acres devoted to residential landscaping
> - including a modest garden railroad. Depending on the weather, you
> could even roam outdoors - there is beauty there in every season. If
> you plan a visit  in Spring, Summer, or Fall, consider driving
> further west and take advantage of the Arboretum (now, I think,
> called the Nature Center). It is located in Gray Summit, MO, west of
> St Louis, off I-44. Has a wonderful garden featuring native plants in
> the home landscape, and plenty of native prairie, woodland and
> wetland space to explore.
> 
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> 
> On Jan 4, 2006, at 8:41 AM, pdickson wrote:
> 
> > Andrea,
> > When I lived in Missouri I would go to St. Louis to the Missouri
> > Botanical Gardens.  I remember they had a conservatory that was
> > filled with Camellias. It was a beautiful place to walk in the
> > winter too.  Here is a list of what is in Bloom in February. http://
> > www.mobot.org/MOBOT/bloom/2004/2004-02-20d.html
> > Oklahoma City has an indoor Conservatory downtown.  It is
> > interesting but mostly tropicals.  I love to go there in the winter
> > but it is much too hot and humid in the summer.  I think you can
> > look both of these up online. Myriad Botanical Gardens in OKC in
> > the official name. http://www.myriadgardens.com/index.html
> > I love to go to a good nursery in the winter to see winter color.
> > Tricia
> > zone 6b
> > western Ok
> >>
> >> --- Andrea Hodges wrote:
> >>
> >>> Speaking of which, does anyone know (and I'm sure
> >>> someone does) are the
> >>> botanical gardens or arboretums in Chicago or St
> >>> Louis something you can
> >>> visit in the winter, or is it strictly a summer
> >>> thing? I am DYING to go
> >>> to a real arboretum.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Who can make it to one of those? Or another? any
> >>> suggestions? I can only ride so far still, but I
> >>> definitely need a winter trip!
> >>>
> >>> Jesse, how far am I from you?
> >>> A
> >
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