Beating the Winter Blues at Reiman Gardens

After the frigid temperatures we had during the last few weeks, highs in the 30s and 40s remind us of Spring. I had to pay a quick visit to Reiman Gardens this afternoon for an assignment. To my surprise, they were finishing up an installation at the conservatory. The fresh blooms abounded, and I was gladly transported into a Spring moment.

Ah, daffodils. These particular blooms were profuse, but small (about 2" in diameter). Planted adjacent to Latania loddigesii makes an impression, in my mind it plays the trick of juxtaposing a temperate climate icon with a tropical one. Yet these Narcissus cultivars are only hardy in zones 8-11. There were button ferns from New Zeland, bromeliads of multiple genera, arborvitae, spruce, and palms--all under one roof.

If you have a chance during this long weekend, I invite you to check it out.

Drift of Narcissus at conservatory entrance.  Planted adjacent to Latania loddigesii.

Narcissus papyraceus 'Zivaat Reiman Gardens conservatory.

Back outside, a beautiful warm sunny day in January.