One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
On tour at the US Botanic Garden...In the middle picture: Pat, Amanda, Chris Carley, and Clive Atyeo
If you are familiar with the layout of the Botanic Garden, you will recall that there are two exhibit rooms, at the east and west end of the Atrium, that normally house non-living exhibits. Currently one of those spaces is dedicated to "orchid materials". These are ties that belonged to Merritt Huntington. Apparently Merritt had an extensive collection of orchid theme ties that began with a gift from Clive's wife. I liked the ties because they reminded me of my own closet; my ties actually trend towards the conservative, but I have a lot of shirts made from similar print fabrics!