A special treat today! Jeanne Cronce says, "I just got back from Costa Rica where I took some pictures to share. This is a beautiful country, full of rain forests and dry jungles, which all add up to the plant world. The plants we buy as houseplants here are growing down there in the wild and everything is on steroids! I took these with my cell phone and the humidity was so high I missed a lot of photos of plants. So this is just a taste of what it is like. After spending 10 days in Costa Rica I came home to a jungle of my own!" What lovliness, Jeanne! Everything is so big and bold and colorful. You sent in so many great photos that I'll feature 14 more tomorrow! For toay, I've numbered the photos so that if any of us happen to know what the plants are, we can share our knowledge. I have just a few guesses: #2/3: Gunnera?, #5: passion flower, #6: an aristolochia?, #7: croton and maybe a justicia?, #8: Brugmansia (Angel's trumpets), #9: banana!
The foliage and flowers of Costa Rica, Day 1
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