Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mitchele Park Conservatory (The Domes-Milwaukee)

Would you believe that this little guy is only this colorful in breeding season! The birds fly around free in the tropical dome.
These orchids are so pretty.

This garden is just packed with plants!

Seed head or fruit, all I know that it is huge! This is from the age of Jurrastic. (sp?) There were a lot of plants there with strange looking fruit.

The ponds were beautiful with the plants reflected in them. This one also had large Koi swimming around in it.

The tubes hanging off the plant has fluid in it that traps insects that the plant eats.

The Domes are VERY TALL! I don't know what will happen to the trees when they out grow their space.

Some of the trees and fruit are just bizarre!

More orchids.

Planted wall. Everywhere you turned there were more surprises.

Another odd tree trunk. I love to take pictures of oddities.

Such a vivid red!

This has to be one of the most striking hybiscus I have ever seen! The picture doesn't do it justice!

I wish that I were good at growing orchids!

I am not really a pink person, but this one is pretty!

Look at all the colors on this plant! That one would really brighten an area!

Cactus have such pretty flowers!

The structure of this one just facinates me. Such a great combination of colors.

Another structurally interesting plant.

These guys are HUGE!

Such a clear yellow flower!
The 3rd dome is a show dome. It is changed out about 3-4 times a year. At this time it is The Streets Of London 1800's. The backdrop for this one is a chalk drawing.
A picture of the pond and plantings in the show dome. It was so colorful!

Another plant reaching the limits on height.
This makes me think of old London (not that I have ever been there of course. LOL). Cute scene.

We had a great time there. There are 3 domes. Tropical, Desert and Show Domes. We ran into rain about 3/4 of the way home. It rained so hard that we couldn't see the road at times! I haven't been in that kind of rain in a long time! I had 5 days off and we went to two great places. Horicon Marsh and The Domes. Today we had to stay homes as our roof got reshingled. That should (hopefully) be the last time.
I hope everyones has a great day. Hugs, Teresa


  1. Wow, wow and wow. What an amazing day - and brilliant photos.

  2. Thank you. It was fun! I love taking close-up photos. ,There are so many interesting things if we look at them close up.