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Photos

Anyone know where this statue went?

Sculpture from Como Park conservatoryThis sculpture is one of my favorites. It was put in storage when the old fern room was demolished. I wonder where it is. I would like to see it again.

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Photos

Koi at Como Park

KoiThis is one of my favorite koi photos. It was taken in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park.

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Como Park

Music box day at Como Lake

Music boxes of all sizes can be heard south of the pavillion at Como Park by Como Lake every year. This year it was the first weekend in June. Keep clicking on the thumbnail to see one of the biggest up close.

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Bonsai

Bonsai @ Como – 2003

I took these photos of the Como Park bonsai collection June 5, 2003 with my Canon A70. To see the trees close up just keep clicking on the images.

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Bonsai

Bonsai

Como Park has a world class bonsai collection. The collection includes several specimens created by bonsai masters.

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Zoo

Polar bear twins

Polar Bear Buzz I took this photo of one of the Como Park polar bear twins when they arrived. I think it was Buzz. The other one is named Neil.

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Como Park Orchids

Orchid Show 2004

spicernium appletoniumEvery year during winter carnival the Orchid Society of Minnesota hosts an orchid show at the Como Park Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. They also have a web page with links to useful orchid information.

My favorite orchid was one that looked like and alien. I think it is a paph spicernium appletonium. I thought this was cool because Appleton is my home town.

You can click on the thumbnails to see a larger version. Please use the comment feature to tell me what you know about these orchids.

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Photos

Como Park Conservatory visit

I love shooting photos at Como Park. My cameras have evolved from a 2 megapixel Canon S100 to a 3 megapixel Canon A70, and now I have a 7 megapixel Panasonic Lumix FX3. I will be displaying pictures from each once I figure out how to easily insert them into this website.
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Flower shows

Photos from the spring flower show

I always look forward to the Spring flower show. A flower called rununculus was my favorite although the foxgloves were really showy, too.

I know someone who is trying to grow rununculus outdoors this summer. If she has any luck, I think I would like to try, too.

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Conservatory

Como Park corpse flower, BOB, rest in peace

Corpse flowerThe gardeners at Como’s Conservatory are blogged their corpse flower event (click on the red words to see their blog). They have a time lapse video and also a live webcam. I went to see it April 8 but the “inflorescense” happened on Wednesday. Inflorescence refers to the opening of the the flower of an Amorphophallus titanum. I recommend you click over to the blog of Brian O’Brian at Gustavus Adulphus College for a scholarly expositition “of the provenance, biology, general intellectual appeal, and aesthetic appeal of Bob.” BOB, the corpse flower at Como Park was named after Brian O’Brian. Bob’s parent, Perry, at Gustavus Adulphus, is also putting on a show. You can watch it latest growth (2.4 meters today) on a webcam and read Brian O’Brian’s blog by clicking here.