Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Tropical Paradise

With the weather starting to get a bit cold outside and all the plants going dormant for the winter, I thought it would be inspiring and cheerful to post more photos from the NY Botanical Garden , tropical flower show.

Isn't this statue gorgeous? I think this and many of the other photos, would make good paintings. I'll keep them on file and look at them periodically throughout the year, to decide if I would like to create a painting from one of them.

I love Coleus, some of which is pictured above and below. I know Coleus is a great annual but have you ever tried it as a house plant? I have some Coleus in my living room and it is one of my favorite and most prolific plants. They make wonderful house plants and are easy to care for as they have no real requirements other then all the light you can give them. The leaves of course, always make a spectacular show.


This fountain is just beautiful and is always a centerpiece of the display with all the different flower shows throughout the year.
The balcony of the faux house front they had set up, covered with overflowing plants.

Full view of the balcony of the faux house, isn't it just gorgeous. I hope these photos brighten your day and bring you some much needed inspiration.
Stay tuned because I'll be listing my next give away in the upcoming post.

27 comments:

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

How pretty ..nice and balmy in Mass! Thank You for thoughts of CeCe she is receiving lots of love and light and is healing! Here is my blog address..no 'dot' between 'w' and 's' ..I don't know why blogger gave me such a weird address?!
http://wwwshabbycottageboutique.blogspot.com/

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

How pretty. I love the graden statues the best. Aren't they wonderful. Thanks for the lovely pictures!!!!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Beautiful photos Ruth, very inspiring!
Alicia ~ time worn style

JO said...

Oh Ruth ... beautiful!!! Inspiration indeed... catching up on my blog posts...

ps LOOK FOR A NICE GIVEAWAY COMING SOON ON MY BLOG

HUGS

Greenie Gardens said...

Thanks for the "green" post! It's nice to see paradise for a few moments!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Ladies, glad the blooms and foliage brought some cheer to your day.

A wildlife gardener said...

Beautiful, inspiring photos, spreading tranquility... but I love the grey kitty too :)

Inspired Tokens said...

Oh, how beautiful. Everything is pretty much dormant here. It's wonderful to see all the lush greenery. Thank you for sharing.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks WG & IT...glad you liked my little gray kitty. I was pleased with him and more or less , he was fun to paint.

I know, this time of year can be so dreary, it's nice to look at something pretty and blooming and green.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ruth, Pretty photos and I love coleus too in my garden but I can't have them in my house because there isn't a good window. I do love the kitty kat mail box. Really cute. ~ Lynn

KJ said...

What a beautiful garden! And, yes, these photos did brighten up my day! Thankfully, it is finally raining here in California. I am enjoying it!

Best Blessings, KJ

Marilyn said...

Ruth, they are predicting snow and sleet for us this weekend, so these photos are so nice to see! I'm not usually a fan of coleus, but these are just gorgeous!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Oh Ruth, thank you once again for such a gorgeous post, so much inspiration here for you. The faux house is amazing! We are planning a return trip to NY in Fall 2008, this will be a must see! Have a wonderful weekend :) Jenn and Jacqui

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks ladies, glad you liked the photos. Jenn and Jacqui, maybe when you visit NY we could get together. I would love to meet my blogging friends from down under.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Good Morning Ruth!
I have tagged you to reveal 5 random things about yourself. Here are the game rules...
Here are the rules:

Link to the tagger and post these rules on your blog.

Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

:) Melissa

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Melissa, I'm actually not much of a "tag" person. I did do it once, and only once though (that was my vow) so if anyone wants to read the 6 facts I came up with about myself...go to: my June 8, 2007 post. You can access it from my sections category on the right, it is under (family). : )

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful photos, Ruth. I love the statuary!

Lynda said...

Gorgeous photos, Ruth ~ I love that fountain! I never knew you could grow coleus indoors ... something to remember. ~ hugs, Lynda xo

Mosaic*Queen said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful and the little grey kitty below, Fabulous!
Sandra Evertson

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed the photos.

Janette said...

Beautiful place. Maybe I should visit there too when I am in NY. :)

Ruth Welter said...

You would love it Janette, they have lots of special exhibits all throughout the year.

Ki said...

I wish I had a green house like that. Would definitely make winter more bearable.

kate said...

Hi Ruth,

I'm glad I stopped by for a visit tonight! It was heart-warming to see all the lush foliage. The fountain is beautiful. And the view of the balcony - talk about gorgeous! That is incredibly inspiring and gives me heart to keep on going through this bitterly-cold winter.

Hope you have a good weekend!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Ki & Kate...ah, a greenhouse is one of my dreams in the upcoming years. I want one very very badly, it sure would make my winter a lot happier let me tell ya.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Although I spent most of the day touring Christmas homes, I loved your tropical getaway. Made me forget the weather outside.

I, too, dream of a greenhouse.