Why visit a greenhouse in the winter? If you live in a climate with snow and freezing temperatures you need a nice warm place to be. A greenhouse or conservatory is a tropical oasis that is warm, humid, and smells like heaven. Earth and flowers. I was at Graye’s Greenhouse not long ago, a small greenhouse I’ve talked about before. I love this place and have been going here for years.

Passionflower blooming

Passionflower blooming

Entering the door

The aroma as you open the door on a cold day is cathartic. The smell of potting medium, and today, passionflowers and scented geraniums that released their scent as I brushed by. But the smell is just the beginning. The feel of the humid air and the warmth that greets you at the door is heavenly. You really need to get to a greenhouse this winter.

The plants

Below are a few of the beautiful plants and flowers I saw today.

scented geranium flower

Scented geranium flower

Parrot's beak

Parrot’s beak

Orchid

Orchid bloom

Shrimp plant flower

Shrimp plant blooms

Jewel orchid bud

Jewel orchid buds

echeveria

Echeveria

Greenhouse kitty

And what greenhouse is complete without a kitty cat? This one showed up not so long ago and stayed. There is also another kitty that has been living there for years.

Greenhouse kitty

Greenhouse kitty catnapping on a cozy scarf

Rabbit's foot fern

Rabbit’s foot fern with a begonia in the background (Davalia fejeensis)

green worm fern

Green worm fern (Polypodium formosanum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What greenhouse are you visiting near you? What did you buy? Or did you just enjoy the warmth and green?

Have a great week, plant friends!

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