AT THE BOTANICAL CENTER
While at the Des Moines Botanical Center, we were directed to not miss seeing the showhouse. I wasn't sure what it would be, but we did check it out. It was a side greenhouse that had been filled with arbors of rough logs and many varieties of plants in pots. I am sure some of the plants are from their specialty show gardens that they have inside the dome through out the year. The lavender chair is large. My wife took a picture of me sitting in it because I am nice guy. I am not sharing it. I liked the green plant stands that you see on the sides of the alley.
One side of the greenhouse was filled with these foliage. Some of them were spectacular with color. I assume you could buy seed from specialty catalogs to get them as they are not in the regular plant market.
There were a lot of varieties that I had never seen before but I am sure my tropical friends can identify them.
Foliages can grow well in Iowa, but they need a lot of attention to keep them in the partial shade or full shade. This one was a beautiful example of the extraordinary things that had in the greenhouse. I have many more pictures to share. Thanks for reading....