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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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The Orchid Tree

14 February 2012 17:58:30
The Orchid Tree

The Orchid Tree

I couldn't get over this tree in the Botanic Gardens in Tenerife.

There were orchids and bromeliads growing on it, outdoors, just like I've seen in books.

The Botanic Gardens were absolutely fabulous, with an array of what we know as house plants growing outdoors.

Still struggling with the upload of photos :P

PS Shame about the dead-heading bucket to the right of the photo!


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Deborah Deborah 14 February 2012 18:15:30

OMG! That looks fab Rachel. Love the photo in your album of the tree with the mad roots in the air. Is it some kind of Ficus? Would love one of them for my hoblin woods! Can't wait to hear and see the rest of it!


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 14 February 2012 18:21:11

Great tree. 

Paddy 


ladygardener ladygardener 14 February 2012 19:40:31

Co incidence I've just posted a photo of a Bromalaid, I suppose mine wouldn't do so well outdoors.


Jacinta Jacinta 14 February 2012 19:52:09

Definitely not here, Anne. Lovely, all the same. Great photos, Rachel.


Rachel Rachel 15 February 2012 10:28:59

I loved that mad tree too, Deborah, and took more photos of it later in the album. It was planted in the centre of the gardens so I kept coming back to it. How mad to have an understory of Clivia and bromeliads too!

Great stuff on that tree too, Paddy!

Anne, your Bromeliad would not do so well outdoors. The Tenerife Botanic Gardens specialises in bromeliads.

Thanks, Jacinta.


Lìga Lìga 16 February 2012 08:54:03

Little Rachel :)))

 Won't be great if orchids could grow on trees here too... 


Conrad Conrad 16 February 2012 11:59:30

You're giving me ideas for something to try this summer Rachel, though I'll have to make do with a Sycamore as a base.


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