Our orchid house isn't a Victorian marvel like Kew's Palm House, but it is home to the largest collection of species orchids in the States. Weather permitting, I'm going back this weekend to cover the 10th annual Orchid Daze and hopefully come away with some inspiration for myself.
[Orchid photo my own.]
In the meantime, I'm once again obsessing over that rooftop greenhouse connected to Andie MacDowell's apartment in Green Card. Well, the whole apartment, actually, but mainly the conservatory. (I've got blue-green walls and black-painted French doors but no greenhouse.) I think we're all familiar with conservatories at great old houses, like Huntington Castle in Ireland; rarely, though, do I encounter an apartment with its own greenhouse.
In the blogosphere there are already myriad posts about the Green Card digs. As mentioned earlier, some stand-out images are here and interesting background on the pre-war building can be found here.
Still, here at SC, I'd like to explore the idea of conservatories in older apartment buildings. If you're familiar with a real life example, please share.