Monday, March 19, 2012

City Series: Las Vegas, Bellagio Botanical Gardens

The theme this year was Springtime in Holland, and the Bellagio Hotel's Botanical garden did a nice job bringing giant Dutch shoes, a windmill and swaths of real blooming tulips together into an indoor garden oasis.
My favorite part was the live poppy garden at the entrance.  Poppies are delicate and to coax them to bloom and thrive indoors is a feat, in my opinion.  These tissue-paper thin blooms captured my heart and I have vowed to buy a few plants at the garden center this Spring so that I can enjoy this kind of whimsy at my house.
 If you visit, be sure to look up!  Giant paper mache bees and poppy-print umbrellas punctuate the air above the garden - lovely!

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