Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Carribbean Garden Show

We went to the Caribbean Garden Show at the New York Botanical Garden this last Saturday.  I wanted to see whether I could identify some of the plants that we have in our yard in the Abacos.  The Show had a lot of the plants that we have, for example, cocoplum, banana and papaya trees, a variety of palms including the sago, coconut palm, royal palm, the thatch palm and the common Palmetto (a type of Sabal palm).  However, the plants that I wanted to identify were not in the show.  Alas, back to work on identifying them.

One person suggested that we stop in Miami and visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and that we might have a better chance of getting into the details and nuances of tropical plant life down there.  It is now a new item on my Bucket List.  

Our friend the staghorn was highlighted at the show.

Even though we didn't identify our plants this time around, the garden show was wonderful and we had a great time except for the part of walking between the car and the show.  The winds were blowing hard and it was unusually cold.  Ah well.  I think I am still missing the warmth of our Abacos.

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