Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Planting season has finally arrived in Roanoke. Although it was beautiful, I am very glad to get the snow scenes behind me and feast my eyes on the beauties of the plant world. Naturally, the first place I headed was to Cindy’s Greenery.
I must tell you, what you will see pictured below is not scenes from a typical greenhouse. Cindy has created a haven, so enchanting that most find it difficult to leave.
Lovely entry entices you to come inside
There are green arches everywhere. If you double click on the pictures you will feel as though you are actually taking this tour in person.
The first arch I encountered as I walked in is a large philodendron.
I am not sure the name of this plant but it lures you to pass under and on to the next secluded area.
There are unusual plants everywhere.
This Jasmine frames yet another area. Last week it apparently was in bloom and the aroma and beauty were breathtaking.
Bougainvillea and other exotic plants
Another secret garden area
Look at the rich looking ivys
I must remember to ask Cindy how old this bonsai is. Being a sculptor, I can definitely see a woman's body as the shape of the tree.
Cindy called me to a back corner where I came upon a cymbidium orchid. Years ago, when I was working in stained glass, a customer who had an orchid collection, asked me to reproduce in glass a cymbidium. I must say, it was difficult to do and I had never heard of one at that time. Now, I just love them. This particular one is probably the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.
Cymbidium orchid in full bloom
Now on to the herbs. Look at that parsley!
Herbs are my very favorite plants. Can you guess where that huge cluster of parsley went? Well..right on top of the head of one of my planters. I have named this one, Mrs. Parsley. Every year I indulge myself with one of these bountiful herbs pots and enjoy Mrs. Parsley's bounty all summer.
Hope you liked the tour!
Cindy’s Greenery is located at 3771 Peters Creek Rd. in Roanoke, Va. Her phone number is 774-1856 for those of you who live in Roanoke or our area. If you are ever coming through this part of Virginia, it would be worth a stop to enjoy the ambiance of this special place!