A tropical garden in our own backyard!
When I was a little kid I wanted to be a botanist for a little while. I have always loved plants and flowers. I am the one person who genuinely enjoys walking around gardens and have always sought out the local botanical gardens to see.
I finally made it to the indoor garden in South Bend. I had heard so much in the news about the Century Plant finally getting a bloom earlier this year, but never made it over to the Conservatory to see for myself!
Lucky for me, I did not miss the orchids in bloom. They are my favorite flower, and I was so excited to see a whole room full of them!
Another unexpected treat was the entire room devoted to cacti! I have three cacti in my apartment along with a large aloe plant, so it was neat to see that I am not the only one with a love for the plant life of the desert!
I bought an orchid cactus to take home...and am excited to see if I can keep it alive long enough to see it bloom!