The Marjorie McNeely Horticulture Staff has just finished installing our latest Winter themed Sunken Garden Show. The plants you can expect to see in the 2010 show include azaleas, cyclamen, cineraria, freesia, oriental lilies, and pansies. We are also featuring some very fragrant shrub camellias. One plant that we get asked quite a few questions about is Veltheimia. This plant is in the bulb category, and is native to the Eastern part of South Africa.
This year the Horticulture Department displayed their Winter Carnival Orchid Show exhibit in the Parlor.We used 81 plants in our exhibit. Of the 81 plants we entered 47 plants in 27 different classes. A maximum of three plants are allowed to be entered per class. There are 108 possible classes that are judged; including art, educational exhibits, photos, orchid arrangements as well as plants.
Flowers spring early – TwinCities.com