14 July 2014

Beautiful But Deadly and More at Muttart Conservatory

 The following photos were taken in the Tropical Pyramid at Muttart Conservatory at the beginning of June.

Foxglove (Digitalis) above.

Agapanthus, above and below.

Digitalis, derived from Foxglove (above), is a prescription for some heart conditions.  But if you don't need it, digitalis can be deadly, just as any portion of this plant has the potential to kill even in small amounts.

Above and below, Japanese maples.

Orchid, above.

Pachystachys lutea, commonly known as yellow shrimp plant, featured above.

Lobster Claw, above,  is another Heliconia flower.

Alternanthera, above, commonly known as Joseph's Coat.

Above, Anthurium

Above, Heliconia, sometimes called False Bird of Paradise

Above, coneflower (Echinacea)

Above and below,  I believe this is throatwort (trachelium) 


Karen said...

Hi Shirley, I love this post, so many beautiful plants and all so carefully maintained. Such imaginative ways to decorate with statuary and plant materials, there are a lot of ideas here.

Your Japanese garden post is fantastic too, I felt like I was along with you on the tour. The carefully pruned trees are always fascinating.

Shirley said...

Hi Karen,

I'm so glad you had the time to stop by as I know how busy you are what with the tours and weddings in your own incredible garden. I'd love to see it in person some day. I am always stunned with your projects and how willing your husband and son(s?) are to bring them to fruition.

One of the best things about touring gardens, either virtually or in reality, is the plethora of ideas for design you come away with!


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