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Miltonia Orchid, Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory 2018

At the Marjorie Mcneely Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota is he perfect place to find a wide variety of Orchids to make your February seem less dreary. The Miltonia Orchids are extra fragrant this time of year.

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Primrose, Bachman’s Flower show 2018

Every spring, Bachman’s puts on a spring flower show here in Minneapolis. For years it was located on the seventh floor of the downtown Minneapolis Macy’s, but since the store closed Bachman’s has relocated the show to the Galleria in Edina. Check it out March 25-April 8.

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Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 2015

San Francisco boasts many gardens, by my personal favorite is that surrounding the Palace of Fine Arts. Come for the architecture and stay for the flowers.

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Hunter Valley Gardens, Australia 2013

I took this rose photograph at Hunter Valley Gardens in southern Australia. The garden is located within a days driving distance of Sydney and is surrounded my Australian wine country. The Asian themed garden is particularly enjoyable. It also has a whimsical Alice in Wonderland themed garden. Worth a visit if you are ever in the Sydney area.

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Huntington Library and Gardens, Pasadena 2012

In Pasadena, California, Huntington Library and Gardens are the perfect place to play tourist if have a love of both art and gardens. Their Japanese garden has a wide variety of bonsai trees.

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Lyndale Park, Minneapolis 2016

Lyndale Park Gardens is my favorite local garden in the Twin Cities. Spring, summer, and autumn are bright and fragrant in this garden and it overlooks Lake Harriet if you are in the mood for a walk around the lake.

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