When we went down to Quakertown for a funeral, Tom wanted to take a side trip to Longwood. It had been the first real day off for him in quite a while--three-four weeks-- so, he wanted to hang out and do something enjoyable before heading back home. So, Longwood Botanical is was!
We went to the Italian garden which is quite a lovely cool spot after having to endure rather warm temperatures. The combination of the spraying water and the large shade trees made it a nice respite.
This time we went to the bog garden which leads to the meadow. This way we found what Tom called Skunk cabbage. I thought it looked nice but didn't think it wise to touch it since it's supposed to stink like a ...well, you know.
There are catfish here which always surface for a handout. You can usually see turtles sunning themselves on fallen logs and water foul of some sort or another
Our walk to us to the clarion tower. Such a pretty sight!
We went into the conservatory of course and saw other things than just their Lily-topia celebration.
Tom loves the espalier nectarine trees. They had the usual tons of fruit on them and looked wonderful.
We especially liked the Pomegranate tree. Last year it had one fruit on it too. Wonder if anyone got to eat it?
The orchid room was rather lackluster after lily-topia but still worth a glance.