Horticultural hocus-pocus at Longwood Gardens

I went to Longwood Gardens just outside of Wilmington, DE, on a gray, rainy, and perfectly miserable day. But the weather is really irrelevant when you have 4.5 climate-controlled acres—some 20 separate gardens—under glass. In vast, soaring, greenhouses are flight after flight of horticultural legerdemain. Here’s some of what I saw.
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Limonium sinuatum wavy leaf sea lavender
Limonium sinuatum, wavy-leaf sea lavender
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Dianthus caryophyllus Blueboy carnation
Dianthus caryophyllus "Blueboy," carnation
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Espaliered peach trees blueberries in flower
Espaliered peach trees, blueberries in flower
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Lupines
Lupines
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Anemone coronaria Mona Lisa poppy flowered
Anemone coronaria "Mona Lisa," poppy-flowered
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Cascading beds of nasturtiums
Cascading beds of nasturtiums
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Mediterranean garden in full bloom
Mediterranean garden in full bloom
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Euphorbia tirucalli Kalanchoe daigremontiana
Euphorbia tirucalli, Kalanchoe daigremontiana
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Strelitzia juncea Echium candicans
Strelitzia juncea; Echium candicans
horticultural hocus pocus at longwood gardens, flowers, gardening, Veltheimia bracteata Plectranthus
Veltheimia bracteata; Plectranthus

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