March 24, 2018

Some Tropical Colour Inside Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory

Baby, It's Warm Inside


Outside, not so much as the struggle for higher spring temperatures is real here in Toronto. 


My previous post titled "The Allan Gardens Conservatory 2018 Spring Flower Show: Enough With the Winter Interest, Let's See Some Flowers!" gave you a ton of colour by showing some highlights from the 2018 Spring Flower Show: masses of hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinths, Salpiglossis (Painted Tongues) and Schizanthus

Here's a reminder:


Schizanthus and Pale blue grape hyacinths at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2018 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Schizanthus and Pale blue grape hyacinths
 at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2018 Spring Flower Show 



If you ever visited the Conservatory with a camera, you'd know that are many other photo opportunities besides the seasonal displays. I couldn't help taking these pictures making up this post. The source of these flowers are from the Conservatory "permanent" collection of tropical plants which are not moved around during the seasonal Flower Shows.

As spring slowly arrives this year, these shots remind me of hot and humid days in July and August even though outside the glass panes now, it's anything but.


African Senna Candelabra Tree flowers Senna didymobotrya at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
African Senna or Candelabra Tree flowers 
(Senna didymobotrya) at the 
Allan Gardens Conservatory

African Senna flowers Candelabra Tree Senna didymobotrya at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
African Senna flowers Candelabra Tree 
(Senna didymobotrya) at the 
Allan Gardens Conservatory 


Angel's Trumpet Brugmansia at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 

Bird of Paradise flower Sterlitzia reginae at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Bird of Paradise flower (Sterlitzia reginae
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 


Brassocattleya maiki Mayumi orchid at Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Brassocattleya maiki "Mayumi" orchid 
at Allan Gardens Conservatory 


Brassocattleya maiki Mayumi orchid at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Brassocattleya maiki "Mayumi" orchid 
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 



Brazilian Tree Fern Blechnum brasiliense emerging fronds at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Brazilian Tree Fern (Blechnum brasiliense
emerging fronds with white Bougainvillea 
petals at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 


Brugmansia Angel's Trumpet at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Brugmansia (Angel's Trumpet) 
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 


Calliandra haematocephala Powderpuff flower  at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Calliandra haematocephala (Powderpuff) 
flower  at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 



Light purple Cattleya orchid hybrid at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Light purple Cattleya orchid hybrid 
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 



Pachystachys lutea Golden Shrimp Plant Lollipop Plant at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pachystachys lutea 
(Golden Shrimp Plant or Lollipop Plant) 
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 



Rhyncholaeliocattleya George King 'Serendipity' at Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Rhyncholaeliocattleya George King 'Serendipity' 
orchid at Allan Gardens Conservatory 




Rhyncholaeliocattleya George King 'Serendipity' at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Rhyncholaeliocattleya George King 'Serendipity' 
orchid at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 



Yesterday Today Tomorrow Brunfelsia pauciflora at the Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Yesterday,Today,Tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory