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Huntington Conservatory and More

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The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory

The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory

Last of the Huntington Garden posts from our road trip (aka…Matti finally gets to see LA).  We hit the succulents, checked out the Aloes…what’s left?  The Rose Hill Conservatory.  Hey, don’t get me wrong…Huntington has weeks of stuff to see and you can only see so much in a day.

Cool blooms in the Conservatory.

Cool blooms in the Conservatory.

Like the Griswolds seeing the Louvre 10 minutes before it closed, today’s post is fast, down and dirty.  Check out this blooming guy?  NOID on it, anybody know it?

Nepenthe pitcher growth chart.

Nepenthe pitcher growth chart.

I found this development chart pretty sweet for the Nepenthes which I am a big fan.

Sarracenia Pitcher Plant.

Sarracenia Pitcher Plant.

This Sarracenia is for you Robert at The Pitcher Plant Project.

The bog.

The bog.

Garden of Flowing Fragrance.

Garden of Flowing Fragrance.

Holmskioldia sanguinea

Holmskioldia sanguinea

Ficus columnaris

Ficus columnaris.

Ficus columnaris is a monster with a gorgeous trunk on it.

Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer'.

Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer'.

Melaleuca huegelii - Chenile Honeymyrtle.

Melaleuca huegelii - Chenille Honeymyrtle.

Another fav of mine are the Melaleucas.  Hey, want more Huntington Garden action?  You need to visit Floradora…she has some amazing pics from a recent trip…a must see.

– Far Out Flora

10 Comments

  1. Love the Holmskioldia sanguinea. From afar it reminds me of Chaenomeles speciosa, which has those waxy watermelon petals. So pretty!

  2. Aw the last of the pictures! But they are dandies. Love the pitcher plant and the aloe blooms!

  3. I want a Nepenthes growth chart. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I seem to have missed earlier posts so I’ll have to backtrack a bit.

  4. Sarracenia Pitcher Plant is gorgous.
    Does it exist in the wild?

    Arielwu, Taiwan

  5. I loved seeing all of your Huntington pictures! I want to go back and spend a couple of days there since there is so much to see.

  6. Thanks for the link to my Huntington Post! I can’t wait to go back again. Next time I’ll be there when the gate opens so I can soak up as much as I can of the place.

  7. That beautiful “Blooming in the conservatory” is actually a Beauty Berry. Those are the berries/seeds after the bloom. It’s hardy here in NC. Beautiful specimen! Thanks for sharing all your pictures!

  8. Your photos are stunning. I work for a company that were involved in the construction of the Rose Hill Conservatory at Huntington. We would very much like to include the image of the conservatory roof in a new brochure, as part of a case study, but only if you’re happy for us to do so. We would be able to credit the image to your specification. I hope that this is something you might consider.

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