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#295836 - 09/22/2009 at 01:26 AM nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning...
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To begin the tour, please step into one of the many greenhouses and conservatories on campus (we'll choose this one less than a 2 minute walk from my dorm). You're all invited for coffee tomorrow morning. Here's a sneak peek at our destination...as you walk in, smell the fading scent of the varigated brug just as the flowers close for the day:



look ahead and you'll see a nice round bed covered with tradescantia surrounding a palm:



please turn to your left and enjoy the carpet of blooming impatiens, coleus, and keep an eye out for the 'corpse flower'

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#295838 - 09/22/2009 at 01:29 AM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: kennyso]
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Here it is, in case you couldn't find it, the corpse flower. Don't worry, it blooms in the spring and is done it's blooming for the year ;P



Walk ahead and take a look further down. This is one continuous bed along the west side of the conservatory with a giant split leaf philodendron (which isn't pictured) in the middle.



Ignore the door at the back of the conservatory and please don't lean on it or else the fire alarm's going to go off. Turn towards the entrance and you'll see the back of the bed in the middle of the conservatory.

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#295840 - 09/22/2009 at 01:31 AM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: kennyso]
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Hey look it's the hibiscus blooming!



As we go along the perimeter of the conservatory, we'll come to the big bed at the other side.



Keep walking and you'll see the blooming Strelitzia which you would never seen blooming in Canada.



Edited by kennyso (09/22/2009 at 01:32 AM)
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#295841 - 09/22/2009 at 01:35 AM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: kennyso]
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Take a right as you leave the conservatory, and that's the admin building



Walk through the iron gate into the alumni funded water garden and find a spot of the many benches that line the pond. Watch the dragonflies dance around the pond, and smell the rose hedges and buddlia hedges that line the path. Don't forget to take your cup and used napkins when you're done, and we'll head back over to the cafe at the bottom of my residence for a nice hot breakfast!

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#295850 - 09/22/2009 at 03:06 AM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: kennyso]
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A wonderful tour. I want to do it in person! Good photography there.
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#295858 - 09/22/2009 at 12:18 PM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: Tina]
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WoW Beautiful Kenny,, thanks for sharing,,
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#295873 - 09/22/2009 at 03:23 PM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: angelblossom]
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Thanks so much for sharing your new home with us, Kenny. What a wonderful place to go to, for beauty and peace. I just love that hibiscus too!
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#295888 - 09/22/2009 at 09:50 PM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: plants 'n pots]
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Kenny, what a beautiful place to get to go to school. and yo are quite talented in your ability to give a guided tour. I felt just like I was there, too bad I am not!!!

See ya in the morning for coffee.
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#295903 - 09/22/2009 at 11:52 PM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: JunieGirl]
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what's the name of your university?
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#295906 - 09/22/2009 at 11:58 PM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: Bestofour]
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He goes to the University of Guelph-Humber
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#295918 - 09/23/2009 at 12:42 AM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: Tina]
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 Originally Posted By: jonni13
He goes to the University of Guelph-Humber


just University of Guelph :)

Guelph-Humber is closer to home but not as nice
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#295920 - 09/23/2009 at 12:56 AM Re: nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning... [Re: kennyso]
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I am so sorry. I googled instead of looking back in the forum. I love your school whatever the name is. I hope you will be able to share some winter pictures as well.
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