Longwood Gardens' Orchid Extravaganza closes March 31, and you'll be sorry if you don't stop by. The gardeners at Longwood have placed masses of orchids throughout the conservatory: climbing the trunks of the palm trees, for instance, and adding brilliant color to the silver garden, among many other places. As always, it was fun to watch the families from around the world enjoying the gardens: surrounded by fabulous flowers, one boy focused just on jumping into a puddle. I overheard one father, upon entering the Children's Garden, tell his offspring, "This is where they grow children!"
There were a lot of serious photographers toting lots of gear, and we kept running into a couple getting their engagement photos taken.
We are very much looking forward to seeing the Spring Bulbs display next -- when the snow melts, that is. According to the winter mailing we received, this year's display will include nearly a quarter-million tulips.