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Title: A few old pics from Krohn Conservatory
Post by: sildanani on January 07, 2017, 11:29:35 PM
I was looking through some older photos, and found some from Krohn Conservatory. If you ever plan on visiting Ohio, or live around here, it has a nice Butterfly show in the spring. This gorgeous conservatory has been around since 1933 and has over 3,500 plant species! Of course what caught my attention was the fruiting plants. I wish they had more, but I feel that they'd have to micromanage them more than most of their non-fruiting plants. Krohn has several connected greenhouses, one of each climate: desert, tropical, palm, and orchid. I took some pics of the Satsuma(?) citrus, papayas, and cacao. I have also seen Buddha's hand citrus and pomegranate plants. I just find it to be awesome that any of this is growing nearby me! But I'm sure A LOT of moola has gone into it. I am thinking about visiting and inquiring about it's history and maintenance. 
Here are some forgotten pics from 2014.  :D

(https://s23.postimg.cc/s8ouvzs07/2014_ipod_gallery_207.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/s8ouvzs07/)

(https://s29.postimg.cc/k93ythr8j/2014_ipod_gallery_214.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k93ythr8j/)

(https://s28.postimg.cc/7x4d681t5/2014_ipod_gallery_209.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7x4d681t5/)
Title: Re: A few old pics from Krohn Conservatory
Post by: Garcinia on January 07, 2017, 11:45:10 PM
Reminds me of the SF conservatory of flowers though that's more tropical. I'm going to be volunteering there in late spring/summer but I'll post some pics of their fruiting plants next time I visit.
Title: Re: A few old pics from Krohn Conservatory
Post by: sildanani on January 08, 2017, 12:10:08 AM
Reminds me of the SF conservatory of flowers though that's more tropical. I'm going to be volunteering there in late spring/summer but I'll post some pics of their fruiting plants next time I visit.
That's cool. I've had an opportunity to volunteer at krohn. It wasn't the best experience because of the limited info they gave me before hand, but I still like the place. :) It's a good opportunity to ask questions, since there are probably more peeps in Cali with info for you than peeps in Ohio. At least I have the internet/forum to ask my questions. XD
Title: Re: A few old pics from Krohn Conservatory
Post by: Garcinia on January 08, 2017, 11:43:34 AM
Reminds me of the SF conservatory of flowers though that's more tropical. I'm going to be volunteering there in late spring/summer but I'll post some pics of their fruiting plants next time I visit.
That's cool. I've had an opportunity to volunteer at krohn. It wasn't the best experience because of the limited info they gave me before hand, but I still like the place. :) It's a good opportunity to ask questions, since there are probably more peeps in Cali with info for you than peeps in Ohio. At least I have the internet/forum to ask my questions. XD

I learned about plants from my close friend as well as the internet. Luckily, the plants they have are all ones I specialize in, so I already know more than most of the volunteers, despite being the youngest person to volunteer. I still have stuff to learn about some of their plants, so I'm excited for the experience. Going to be answering a lot of questions  :D
Title: Re: A few old pics from Krohn Conservatory
Post by: OCchris1 on January 09, 2017, 02:35:53 AM
Hopefully they have good bathrooms...HeyoHH!