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Longwood Gardens is a botanical garden in Pennsylvania about 75 miles (121 km) from our house. We took some friends there on a rainy day last week and saw flowers mainly in its Conservatory rather than in the many gardens extending over 1,077 acres (436 hectares). Here are some of the flowers that were most prominent and colorful.

Painted Tongue (Salpiglossis sinuata) a relative from Chile of petunias.

Flowers from the Powder Puff Tree (Calliandra haematocephala) from South Africa.

Royal Pelargonium.

Lollipop Plant (Pachystachys lutea).

Abutilon Indian Mallow.

Gesneriad, identified thanks to Eliza.

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