Wednesday, May 26, 2010

a trip to the tropics




How about a mini trip to the tropics today to escape the Vancouver rain? I thought I would share some photos we took of the per-tty flowers at the Bloedel Floral Conservatory on our last visit. A lot of strange and unusual shaped plants indeed (check out that pink pom pom plant!)... and no, unfortunately I don't remember what most of them are... I am so horrible at plant names... sorry! Will post some more soon (we took lots of pics that day).

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16 comments:

Sarah Knight said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit!
: )

T @ Poppy Place said...

They look very exotic :)

I love the bright colours and the feathery look :)

Excited to see more, makes me think of sunshine, we could do with some :) T.

Cat said...

I adore that pink pom pom plant...both it's name and its' unique blooms :)

What lovely images!

xo Cat

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i. Love. THE POM POM plant! and it has nothing to do with the fact that i'm working on a line similar to these....:P

ps - will this rain EVER end?!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

So pretty! And I needed to see some sunshine today too, so thank you!

Gosh this rain!

:)

Amanda said...

oh those flowers are so pretty!! makes me want to go on a trip!! thanks for sharing!

Cris said...

The pom pom is so cute :D

Good photos, rare plants

Love!
xxx

VeganCraftastic said...

Very pretty! I love the flowers at the conservatory here, but it's kept so hot and humid for the flowers that I can't stand to visit :)

Diana said...

I love pom pom flowers. I also see some big purpley blue ones in people's gardens (I don't know the names of those either).

lisaroy said...

wow - these are so pretty and exotic! : )

thenextarrow said...

gorgeous photos!

have a wonderful day :)

xo Alison

Almost Precious said...

"What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

The photos are marvelous, the strange purplely, spiky thing looks like it is from another planet. Though it sort of reminds me of a type of tropical bromeliad.

Thanks for taking us on a mini trip to the Floral Conservatory, it was fun. :D

Gallery32 said...

Again, I love your little day trips! Thanks for sharing :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

GORGEOUS !!! Can you imagine waking up surrounded by those ? A bit surreal !

Frannie said...

Tropical flowers are so bold and beautiful. Love Mr. squirrel and the little yellow flowers.

Pink Dandy Chatter said...

very pretty!!