There is a collection of Cactus and Succulents in The Stove House, which was the original greenhouse in the botanical garden, built in the 1930s. Since it had heat from a boiler (hence the stove), tender plants could be propagated and housed there.
|The Stove House|
|The view in.|
|The view out.|
I don't know much about the history of the collection which was acquired from Eugene Veillon. He was a New Orleans native, a navy veteran, and was active in several Cactus and Succulent Societies. He passed away in 2002.
The Stove House itself is a lovely little greenhouse, with a potting/sink area at the front. The side windows open for ventilation. I can imagine that growing cactus in high humidity requires some getting used to.
I didn't quite get the names of everything - Sorry!
|Whoa! What's that!|
|A beautiful AND big Adenium obesum.|
|Not sure what this was, but it was different!|
|Say hello to my little friend!|
|Euphorbia horrida v. 'Snowflake'|