Chrysanthemums are expected at a fall flower show, but Swiss chard is unexpected. What a delightful surprise this row of Swiss chard, with its colorful stems, was! In fact, I think the Swiss chard was my favorite part of the show.
Near the reflecting pool there were dark red chrysanthemums, with graceful stems of ornamental grass in the background.
I thought the Conservatory would be busy on a Saturday afternoon in October, but we practically had the place to ourselves!
It was very cold outside on the day that we visited the Conservatory, so we also made a point of soaking up the warmth in the tropical rooms in the greenhouse. Ahhhh, it was like paradise! The little dude even rolled up the cuffs of his jeans, as if it were summer. :)
Como Park's Winter Holiday Flower Show opens this weekend. Although I'm not planning to attend opening weekend, I do plan to get there at some point in December. I'll be sure to share the photos with you. For now, feel free to view my posts about Como's Spring Flower Show and Summer Flower Show, if you're in the mood for more botanical goodness.
I'll be back again tomorrow with another blog post. See you then!