Two more stops to make before I wrap this up! I simply enjoy this place far too much to rush this visit.
Volunteer Park Conservatory (Seattle): Part One, The Seasonal Display HouseStandard
The first house you actually enter into from the front door is the Palm House. This is a beautiful view from the Seasonal Display House looking back at it. During this trip I kind of rushed into this room first because a seniors group of Japanese-Americans came in for a walk and I wanted to be sure to give them enough space to get around me.
This house had a lot of annuals mixed in with sturdy perennials. The foundation plantings really consist of this large Yucca and a Sansevieria Collection.
The Yucca gigante is very impressive and while the group of senior citizens walked through the room one of the women remarked to a nurse, “Wow, that’s really old. Old like us!” The younger woman could then be heard giggling as the group walked off together. I thought it was kind of funny too.
Low at the bottom you can see a really nice Sansevieria with a lot of white stripes. I guess it’s a Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’. Time to put that on my fall/winter plant shopping list.
So before I overwhelm you, I will leave you a taste for what beacons as you reach the Cactus House.
Awe! Those menacingly attractive little guys look a lot like buddies to me. Don’t you think so too?