A Trip to the Greenhouse
With a little extra time to spare, my daughter and I took a meander through the local greenhouse, Lafayette Florist & Greenhouses. I've loved going there since I was a child and can remember walking through the greenhouses to see the carnations and snapdragons growing in midwinter for cut flowers and the greenhouses filled to the brim with homegrown geraniums and poinsettias. These days, they don't seem to grow so many of their own, but the greenhouses are still filled with a wonderful array of plants! Even though it is now November, one area was filled with blooming roses. Such a heavenly scent filled the air.
The blossoms of "Cinnamon Girl" were my daughter's favorite of the day.
My favorite were these gorgeous apricot blooms.
Despite the number of roses in bloom, evidence of autumn appeared here and there. These red leaf edges were beautiful.
The front green house has paths and stepping stones planted with lovely ground cover. It always has seemed such a fairytale setting to me!
The main greenhouse also has a koi pond complete with a large bridge that traverses it. The largest of these koi are well over a foot long!
In one of the back greenhouses, fall is quite evident in the changing colors of the Boston Ivy that has escaped it's pot to grow across the ground.
These peony leaves were just gorgeous!
What a delightful and peaceful hour was spent among the plants!