I’ve been meaning to go to the New York Botanical Gardens for years. Any dedicated ‘land-of-plants’ is always on my short list of places to visit in a new city, so I was excited to finally make it. The theme for this year was Key West and the flowers were gorgeous. I’ve never embraced orchids before, but I have been won over. The sheer variety of them was wonderful. Red, yellow, brown, blue, purple…even ones that look like pansies.