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RE: Winter gardens

And if all else fails, our Kroger always has some potted plants around as
well as their cut blossoms.  I'll just go and spend a half hour there
sniffing and enjoying the greenery and the blossoms.  We also have a couple
of local nurseries that stay open year round.  True, there isn't much to
offer mid-winter, but they do have a few things in their stores that are
attractive in addition to the seeds, pots and other items gardeners like.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of pdickson
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 9:42 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Winter gardens

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. 
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. 
I love to go to a good nursery in the winter to see winter color.
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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