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Title: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
Post by: ruweiss on January 21, 2010, 08:07:25 PM
Last sunday we took a visit to the botanical section of the Wilhelma. It was a dull winter day, but it brightened
up quickly by entering the greenhouses. Here is a sample of the plants we saw:
Title: Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
Post by: maggiepie on January 21, 2010, 08:17:32 PM
Some really interesting plants, Rudi. I particularly like the 3rd from the bottom.
Do you know what it is?
Never seen anything like it before.
 :)
Title: Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
Post by: ruweiss on January 21, 2010, 08:23:37 PM
The rest of the pictures, the sea-horse like creature in the aquarium looked like a cross fish x plant.
Title: Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
Post by: ruweiss on January 21, 2010, 09:01:23 PM
Helen, sorry I didn't write the name. I only know, that it is a rather rare tortuose form of a Cereus (Columnar Cactus)
Please give me some time to find the true name.

Rudi
Title: Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
Post by: maggiepie on January 22, 2010, 12:47:43 PM
Thanks Rudi, I also love the sea horses, amazing creatures. :)


Title: Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
Post by: angie on January 22, 2010, 02:03:33 PM
Lovely photos. I love going to the large greenhouse in a miserable day as you say everthing just brightens up when you are in there. Pity I couldn't build a greenhouse right over my house, I only need a small house ;D.
Angie :)
Title: Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
Post by: cohan on January 23, 2010, 06:10:24 AM
nice visit! i especially like the agaves :)
in toronto there was a conservatory very near to my house (not as nice as this one, though, i think!) and i visited often, especially in winter! i have nothing like that around here, i'd have to drive several hours :(
Title: Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
Post by: Gail on February 07, 2010, 09:46:28 PM
Lovely pictures Rudi, thank you for the winter visit.  We were at Wilhelma in August (en route to the Neuschwanstein castle).  I was really impressed - the tropical waterlily pond in particular is stunning.