Sunday, December 11, 2016

Weekend Trip: United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC

We went on a quick trip to Washington, DC, this weekend, primarily for a holiday dinner for the husband's job. Among sightseeing, meeting up with friends and various wonderful meals we managed to squeeze in a quick visit to the US Botanic Garden with its impeccably maintained greenhouse plantings. As always there was a lot to see, so here are just a few snapshots:

A picture-perfect cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao) laden with fruit in the entrance hall

A big pot full of a Hippeastrum cultivar

One of many Paphiopedilum hybrids on display

A very delicate white Oncidium

 A lovely Cyclamen mirabile

The garden was busier than on any of my previous visits. It being a weekend close to the holidays there were lots of families with children, escaping the freezing temperatures outside and looking at the seasonal Christmas-themed displays. It made for a less peaceful experience, but it was also nice to see so many people and especially kids admire and get excited about plants.

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