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Michigan Gardening: BUTTERFLY house

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2005
2:48 PM

Post #1333944

The butterfly house is open now at Midlands dow gardens.
If you have never been there, you really should make it a point to go.
Its a huge GH filled with flowering plants and butterflies and birds. The butterflies fly around freely and even land on you. They have a activity barn with stuff for the kids to make and this weekend there is a clown and the man that does the glass blown butterflies.

I love going there-remember its a chilly walk out to the butterfly house but once inside, very warm and toasty. Wear bright colors to attract the butterflies to you.

We are going later today and again and again till it closes!

Dont forget your cameras!!!!!!

ooops i forgot the link:
http://www.dowgardens.org/events/events.html

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deann
Au Gres, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2005
4:14 PM

Post #1334089

Dori...My Garden Club is planning a day trip there in a few weeks...

Deann
sarv48
south of Grand Rapid, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2005
4:52 PM

Post #1334156

Fredrick Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids ) has theirs open too - absolutely stunning!!! They land on you and they have a hatching area also. Nice and toasty place to spend a day...

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2005
11:41 PM

Post #1334812

we go up there 2-3 times a year, its agreat place
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2005
12:04 AM

Post #1334870

here is the where they hatch-lots to go!!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2005
12:06 AM

Post #1334875

one that wants out to the flowers!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2005
12:10 AM

Post #1334881

this is dayme with his friend while we were there!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2005
12:11 AM

Post #1334882

on my Dh hand

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2005
12:11 AM

Post #1334883

open winged view

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2005
12:14 AM

Post #1334891

we got the season pass cuz im going back several times maybe we can plan to be there the same day!! :)

this is dori and dale(thats me & dh) he heee

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2005
12:21 AM

Post #1334908

my two are the "long hairs" on the ends-its the new style growing our hair long
The one in the middle is one of my "twin"nephews!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2005
12:23 AM

Post #1334913

tomorrow i will post the plant that were there!
preview;;;;;;;;;;

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branka
Hobart, IN
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2005
3:11 AM

Post #1335203

That is neat, very nice pictures! Bet it felt good to be in that greenhouse, huh?
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2005
2:07 PM

Post #1335710

Great Pictures Dori, thanks for sharing.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:30 PM

Post #1337444

here are some plants at the butterfly house

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:30 PM

Post #1337446

next

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:31 PM

Post #1337450

next one

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:32 PM

Post #1337451

another

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:33 PM

Post #1337452

another one

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:34 PM

Post #1337454

again

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:35 PM

Post #1337459

this was really pretty

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:36 PM

Post #1337462

zebra :)

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:37 PM

Post #1337468

a bougie up high

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:39 PM

Post #1337473

here are more flowers-i luved it in there

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:41 PM

Post #1337480

flowers flowers flowers

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:42 PM

Post #1337482

They have a orchid room too!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:42 PM

Post #1337484

another orchid

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:44 PM

Post #1337488

orchid

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:45 PM

Post #1337489

a few more

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:46 PM

Post #1337490

one of the butterflies

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:46 PM

Post #1337493

fern

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:47 PM

Post #1337494

pink amyrillis

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:48 PM

Post #1337497

dont mind my finger-its in alot of pictures i take!

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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2005
12:49 PM

Post #1337498

another view

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sylvi74
East Bethel, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 15, 2005
1:46 PM

Post #1339717

Michigan State Uninversity has a pretty nice butterfly house too. I haven't been there in about 2 years, but it was great when I was there last.
Tree_Climber
Brown City, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2005
2:31 PM

Post #1339800

The Detroit Zoo has a butterfly house too.
JLD_II
Olathe, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2005
9:28 PM

Post #1344737

That is very cool. They didn't have that when I lived in Midland.
Boy the Dow family sure spends a ton of cash making that city beautiful and with their recreation center, that giant sledding hill and tobogan run they built. And now they have this and botanical gardens.It's the most beautiful chemical watseland I've ever seen.
I miss living in Michigan sometimes, except this time of year. I complain about how short the growing season is here!LOL There is something really wrong when winter outlasts spring and summer by as much time as it does up there.
Beautiful pictures, thanks for posting them.
branka
Hobart, IN
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2005
1:15 AM

Post #1345168

So pretty. I work at a large garden center. We start planting in January and are still at it. This week we got a bunch of finished (blooming) stuff in cuz we will open on Monday. Some days I can hardly wait to get to work.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #6234523

they will be back march 9th!!
glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2009
11:05 PM

Post #6235086

gosh I havent been there in years It's still as beautiful as ever I'm going to have to make a point to get there Its worth the cold trip out to the b.f. house I like to go there any time and just stroll around
Gloria

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