Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Perhaps you feel gardening in January is slow and a bit cold. I sometimes feel a bit sad that I am not out in the garden, pruning, weeding and digging while admiring the growing plants.  If you also feel a bit lost during the cold season, perhaps you will feel a bit uplifted by this post.  I would like to share some of the beautiful and unique plants I encountered while in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands last April. You won’t see every interesting plant I saw but, hopefully you will enjoy at least these few I am going to share with you now.

The below are from a high altitude area we hiked up. The park had beautiful vegetation even at the highest elevation we climbed to.




The next few images are from the Galapagos Islands. Check out the cactus trees that grow right next to the beach. It seems so unique and out of place.


Feel free to share some of the beautiful or unique plants you may have seen during your visits to other countries.


  1. Never been to Galapagos, but there were tons of beautiful tropical flowers on the mainland, even during the dry season – specifically Guayaquil and Manabi province. Interesting fact: sloths love to eat hibiscus! Glad your post popped up in my reader, I feel warmer already.


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