lavender orchid


The colorful blooms of the Orchid Forest found in the Franklin Park Conservatory’s Tropical Rainforest biome provided a welcome contrast with central Ohio’s first major snowfall of the season. The rocks, waterfalls, and tropical foliage provide a wonderful setting for the sight and scent of exotic orchids. In another area of the Conservatory, it was interesting to see seveal bonsai. Also, a “millefiore” garden, inspired by a technique where glass canes are pressed, melted together and then cut revealing intricate mosaic-like designs that resemble flowers, is a respite from the winter weather.