Tuesday, March 04, 2014

What's Blooming at the Polasek Museum

Looking for a wonderful day of sculpture, Russian icons, sunshine, and a beautiful lakefront garden? Visit the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden in Winter Park.

The Risen Christ, Resurrection of our Savior
1963, Albin Polasek
The museum is currently hosting The Holy Art of Imperial Russia, showcasing 17th - 19th century Russian icons and tryptchs. The artwork was impressive and inspiring, considering that nearly all Russian religious art were either voluntarily given up or taken physically and destroyed by the government during the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Despite coming out of winter, the day we visited sunshine and the museum gardens created a wonderful backdrop for Albin Polasek's bronze sculptures.  Here are some of my favorite annuals, flowers, ornamental shrubs, and succulents.


Abutilon 'Orange-Red'
Agave Angustafolia marginata

Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia reginae
Aechmea 'Burgandy'
Camellia japonica
Chinese Hat Plant,
 Holmskioldia sanguinea
Clerondendrum quadriloculare 'Starburst'
Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia milli
Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia milli
Prickly Cycad, Encephalartos ferox
Firecracker, Russelia equisetiformis
Camellia in background, firecracker in front
Fishtail Fern, Nephrolepsis biserrata
Dianella, Geranium, and Lobelia
Gerbera Daisies
Honeysuckle vine, Lonicera spp.
Iochroma cyaneum
Lakefront tuteur
Loropetalum chinense 'Ever Red'
Loropetalum chinense 'Ever Red'
Purple Firespikes,
Odontonema callistachyum
Snapdragons, annuals
Stromanthe sanguineas
Princess Flowers, Tibouchina grandiflora
Variegated ginger, Alpina zerumbet
Yellow rose
Polasek Museum landscape bed
Take time to go by and visit the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens.  The Holy Art of Imperial Russia will be available for viewing until April 13th.                                 

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