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Author Topic: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!  (Read 1780 times)

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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:
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Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
« Reply #1 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.
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Helen Poirier, New Brunswick, Canada-Zone 4b

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Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
« Reply #2 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.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
« Reply #3 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
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 12:47:43 PM »
Thanks Rudi, I also love the sea horses, amazing creatures. :)


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Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
« Reply #5 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 :)
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Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
« Reply #6 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 :(

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Re: Short Winter Visit to the Wilhelma at Stuttgart, sorry no alpines!
« Reply #7 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.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 10:34:01 PM by Maggi Young »
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