Rubbing Elbows

We took a field trip yesterday to hang out with our neighbors, the Duponts.  Sort of.  Actually, I found a Groupon for half-off admission to Longwood Gardens.  If you are looking for a reason to come visit us up here in PA, this is it.  Ted & I concur that even paying full price admission is a deal.  This might be as close to Shangri La as you’re gonna find, and it’s less than 10 minutes from my house.

Mr. Camera got some nice shots.

Yellow Swallowtail on Lantana

What is that weird hummingbird insect looking thing?

A baby hummingbird?
Nope.  A Hummingbird Moth.  It mimics a hummingbird.  Nature is so cool.
We took a pic of this b/c I want something for the garden that is tall, red and in bloom right now.  We have no idea what it is?
Very cool idea.  Didn’t get a picture of the actual lantana tree.
Angel Trumpet.  Want this.
Bog Garden Envy
Everyone should have their own formal Italian Fountain Garden.
Always kiss the frog ladies.
Do we have a place for this?
And this bell tower?
Idea for shaded area in back of our property.  Again, no pic of actual plant.
The Eye of Water
Where are we gonna put the Conservatory?
So we can have indoor fountains.
Every home needs a wall of green leading to the bathrooms.
We could get used to waking up to this.
And this.
And this.
Behind the scenes view of the Longwood Organ.
It’s a huge organ.  Minds out of the gutter people.  
Farmer Ted wrote & performed a song about me.
For all of you familiar with Ted’s songs, see if you can find it.
For those not familiar with Ted’s songs.

Scenes from the orchid room.

My favorite was the water garden.

Idea for when we add our water feature.
More random conservatory.
Who knew bananas flowered?
The succulent garden.

We’ll spare you the 500 other pictures we took.
Except for a few final shots…
Fountain display at night. 
Farmer Ted needs to work on the night pics.

Hey Mr. Dupont, we Wannabe Farmers.  Let us know when our room is ready. 

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