I bet by now you are as tired of the cold and the bare trees and brown grass as I am. Well, I have just the tonic for what ails you. We are so lucky to live so close to Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great horticultural attractions. They have a 4 acre conservatory and right now their orchid extravaganza is ongoing. Imagine 5000 orchids surrounding you as they come down the walls and spill out of baskets. You’ll think you’ve gone to some tropical paradise. Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast is a short 10 miles from Longwood Gardens. For you serious orchid growers, they have special dates where you can meet their gardeners and get a behind the scenes look at their potting shed and library. For more information see their web site.