It was a cold day, and I craved heat. The idea of a desert garden was appealing, a place to warm up and chill out—spend time among the saguaro. So, I visited a desert in the Midwest. I took these photographs in a light-filled Desert Room garden at the Oak Park Conservatory.
It smelled like a southwestern wilderness in the room and provided sunshine and heat. It felt like it was spring in the room; while it was freezing outside. It felt good.
The desert garden had different sizes and shapes of cacti and succulents from the burro’s tail that did sort of resemble a tail, small blue cactus to a giant agave. There were a lot of them and some that even touched the fogged up glass ceiling. I enjoyed my trip to the indoor desert, a small part of the southwest in the Midwest.
Welcome to a desert garden, for A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Gardens.
There is more information on Oak Park Conservatory and other conservatories in Illinois and Wisconsin in my earlier post: