Dec. 15, 2011
Inspired for the holidays
"Snug as a Bug," the current exhibition in the conservatory at Reiman Gardens, is inspired by the flight of the Luna moth and the unusual Blue Mystique Orchid (pictured, upper right). In addition, plant beds are arranged to replicate the waves and colors of the Northern Lights. Trees in the hallway outside the conservatory represent or feature the life stages of the Luna moth.
Reiman Gardens is open over the holidays (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily), including Thursday evenings (until 8 p.m.) on Dec. 15, 22 and 29. Thursday admission is free after 4:30. The gardens are closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Photos by Bob Elbert.