One of the horticulturists at the greenhouses, a passionate fellow, confided in me that he loves the place because "he's surrounded by living things". Think about it: chances are, you and I are generally surrounded by things that are most definitely not alive (computer, desk, books, paper, chair, tea, a pencil, etc. ) …well?
What do you think about that!? I hope you can spend some time in a cozy conservatory this winter.
|a view from the cacti & succulent room at the Wellesley College greenhouses|
The flowers are actually a brilliant pink and the stems are green of course.
I wouldn't advise making a salad from any part of this plant!