Friday, July 11, 2008

Consolation Prize

One thing I really had wanted to do on this trip to Niagara Falls was to visit the Butterfly Conservatory, but we didn't have a great deal of time and the boys were SO not interested.  So perhaps we'll do that on a future trip.  I settled for a walk through the Floral Showhouse gardens and greenhouses, which was really my DH's idea but I didn't mind in the least!  The boys still weren't really interested, but at least it was free for them to continually ask how much longer we would be there.  LOL


One of the beautiful roses in the rose garden:

I thought at first glance that these were pansies, but they are orchids:

There are several different kinds of birds living in the greenhouses.  I'm not sure what kind this is, but I'm checking!

He's hard to see, but this is the best picture I got of the Red Bishop bird.  His head is that little red blob.  LOL

Another kind of "bird" - this is a Bird of Paradise flower:

I can't remember what all of these are called!

These are the flowers of the Pitcher Plant, which is a carnivorous plant.  They are not very pretty, are they?  They looked kind of like rotting bananas to me.

Those are real, although they look like they are plastic! Those leaves are probably about 4 feet long.

We found this topiary in the outdoor part of the garden:

Water lilies:

I guess the greenhouse was a pretty good consolation prize.  But I still want to see the butterflies!!


Lilyofthevalley4 said...

Lovely photos....

We biked by the green house and then we walked by, but didn't stopped in because it was already closed. But we usually do stop in every visit and I love looking at the flowers and dream about my future flowerbeds. LOL :)

Sometime you should visit the butterfly conservatory. It is really neat and butterflies will even land on you. Our children really enjoyed it last summer. :)

Enjoyed the pics!

ThreeLittleLadies said...

I've been to the butterfly houses twice - in Michigan and in Nebraska. They are enjoyable. If you ever go, wear a flowered shirt - the butterflies kept landing on my nieces flowery baby blanket!


Canadagirl said...

This was such a GREAT post !!! Thank you for sharing you BEAUTIFUL pics.

I am still going to send you that template. I will try tomorrow when I have more time. ((HUGS))

In Him<><


CrossView said...

Ooh! Gorgeous! Um, except for that Pitcher Plant! LOL!

Speaking of which, how does it smell??!!

MayTheyBeMightyMen said...

Those pictures are WONDERFUL! I'm glad you got to see all of that...and got great pictures to boot. :') We didn't get that many good pictures of our trip. But then, we weren't in one of those photogenic areas. So, I shall live vicariously through YOU. Thanks for sharing! :'D

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