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.

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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.

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

4 Comments

  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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