Houseplant Love: Part 2

Volunteer Park, in the city of Seattle, is our "Central Park." It is found atop the neighborhood, Capitol Hill. My neighborhood. Within this park sits a jewel of a conservatory. This "Victorian glass house" was built in 1912 and a 20 year restoration of the structure was completed in 2014. Well-maintained conservatories are few and far between, so I feel very lucky that I am within walking distance to this beauty.

It really is a perfect place to nerd out on plants on a rainy winter afternoon...hot, steamy, and teaming with life.

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So we are five days away from the shortest day- winter solstice. Tomorrow the sun will rise at 7:52 and set at 4:18. I used to dread this time of year, but now I appreciate the habits and behaviors that surface.... Winter has become a time to dote on my houseplants, light the candles by four in the afternoon, dinner by six, and in bed at nine. I would love to add caring for tropicals and starting seeds in my own proper "glass house" if I had the room somewhere on our property for one.

Black glass house, of course. This beauty is made at Bob Bowling Rustics on Whidbey Island, WA.

Black glass house, of course. This beauty is made at Bob Bowling Rustics on Whidbey Island, WA.