Roses forum: Costa Rican Plant Life

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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Apr 7, 2012 7:05 PM CST
Last month I had the pleasure of going on a photography expedition to Costa Rica with 10 other fellow travelers, all of whom were either photographers or professional landscape designers. We spent nine days photographing the plant life and wild life of tropical gardens, rain forests, botanical research sites, and park lands. I took over 1,000 photographs during my journey, and although only a few of them included roses, I thought I would share some of the images here with my ATP friends.

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2. Eucrosia - the name comes from the Greek "eu," meaning good, and "krosos," meaning fringe, referring to the unique bloom structure.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 7, 2012 8:46 PM CST

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I don't know whether it's the plants or your photography that's so beautiful, because you somehow manage to make even fungi look enchanting, but bravo!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 7, 2012 10:54 PM CST
Wow! Thanks, for posting. Your photography is amazing!
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Apr 7, 2012 11:04 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree Absolutely amazing, both the plantlife & the photography
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 7, 2012 11:25 PM CST

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Beautiful Mike! My brother is a birder and has gone to Costa Rica 3 times, he just loved the beautiful jungles and birds.
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Name: Steve
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Steve812
Apr 8, 2012 10:05 AM CST
Great photos, Mike! Thanks for posting.

I believe I see cannas, passionflower, orchids, bamboo, alstroemeria, pineapple, hibiscus, and perhaps an echeveria and a fuchsia? I wonder whether it would be possible to get IDs for these plants? Maybe a little informal contest here, or something.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Apr 8, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like the images. My trip through Costa Rica was such a wonderful experience - the colors, textures, patterns - it was like being on sensory overload. Here are some more images of plants.


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