About This Thread
A thread to show off the beautiful Garden Show in Dartmoor. Take photos of all the magnificent sights and post them here. Or if you have VR, give members here your very own tour! The plants, the guests, the animals, and music! So much beauty to take in. Grab your cameras Show off some of your own (edited, if you so choose) shots & enjoy! (I have a ton of pics. Will upload them next time I fire up the game.
Plants Around The World (The Greenhouse.)
Let us take a look around inside…
A variety of French marigold useful in the making of perfumes as well as vibrant natural dyes. French marigold cultivars are often planted to deter pests from damaging nearby crops.
While bamboo is seeing increased use as a more sustainable alternative to wood, these sturdy stalks have more in common with a green lawn than a great oak. Bamboo is a kind of grass known to grow quickly (and enthusiastically) under the right conditions. In gardens, bamboo has become a favorite for those seeking added privacy.
Begonias make for wonderful ground cover as many cultivars prefer shade, and tend to seed and spread very easily. Their bright, layered flowers will add life and texture to even the plainest gardens, but care should be taken to ensure they don’t roam too eagerly.
This plant is used in medicinal preparations, although in larger doses it can be toxic. It’s seeds contain an oil with strong emetic properties, which can be fatal when ingested. This is why it is sometimes known as the Physic Nut, the Purging Nut, or the Black Vomit Nut.
A popular ornamental houseplant found in many a sunroom and greenhouse. They’re sometimes referred to as Butterfly Palms for the way their stems and leaves are angled, resembling pairs of butterfly wings.
Though not every layman will agree on the level of craft needed to cultivate a beautiful garden, the reputation of the iconic bonsai tree commands respect from even the most cynical onlooker. Through the use of wire and meticulous pruning, bonsai are shaped and perfected over the course of years — even decades.
Few plants make as much of a statement as an artfully-shaped cherry bonsai. Although some varieties are easier to care for and “train” than others, there is no denying that the skill and patience necessary to do so are well rewarded when they bloom.
Strange as it may sound, this variety of cactus often grows on rocky surfaces with little to no soil. It is able to do so thanks to the bacteria living on its roots, which help both in trapping nitrogen from the atmosphere and breaking the underlying rock down into nutrients which the cactus can process.
These plants thrive in rainforests and are commonly found in the more temperate regions of Southeast Asia. They are also known as giant taro and while not the most popular variety of taro are still an important food source for many.
The ubiquity of the lemon makes it easy to take this fruit for granted, despite some of its more unique properties. A single lemon contains approximately 2/3rds of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for the average adult. It’s juice can also be used as an effective (though certainly not archival) invisible ink.
The crape myrtle comes by its name due to its flowers, which have a ruffled crepe-like texture. Crape myrtles typically bloom in the summer and their cheerful colours make them a perfect fit for the season.
One, or several? This is the question to ask when observing rhizomatic plants such as the Snake Plant. The rhizome can be considered the plant’s main stem even though it remains in the soil with its roots. All the growth shooting off from the rhizome is therefor part of the same original plant.
A perennial favourite, as many are quick to say. Although the most common garden tulips bear one flower per stem, it is not unusual to see several blooms rising up in tandem from the stems of their wild cousins.
A popular pet among those looking for something colourful and talkative, these birds are adept at mimicking the calls of others. Their vibrant plumage may seem to stand out, but it is the perfect camouflage in the less dense forests and scrublands that comprise their natural habitat.
Native to the rainforests of South America, these frogs prefer humid environments but will tolerate a dryer climate when necessary. Their skin secretes a neurotoxin that can cause heart failure in humans and other animals, although efficacy can very depending on the individual frog’s diet.