So while in Israel this time, we went to a botanical garden. i was super excited going there, as they were supposed to have lots of orchids and other stuff. The place was a little run down once we finally went inside, but it was still pretty cool. they essentially had some big grounds with different botanical areas, and a large covered hall.
so, lets see what they had….
birds of paradise! always wonderful
and lets go with the orchids
this indoor paradise was huge! there were orchids everywhere the eye could see
i especially liked these cute little ones
these white ones were hard to photograph
Now look at these. holy moly
probably some of my favourites. yellow and cute.
Look at this huge room. its a wall or flowers, waterfalls, and vines galore. how hard could it be to build one of these at home?
this one looks like a pitcher plant almost
this little (helper?) flower amongst the orchids
now, this blew my mind. I’m growing vanilla here at home, and its doing alright, but its growing. but I’ve always heard the leaves get huge in its native habitat. well, here we go, vanilla where its happiest. those leaves are longer than my hands. outrageous and wonderful. i wonder if noa will permit me to build a greenhouse in our living room. (doubtful). anyways, check it out!
so outside they also had some livestock.
the suavest goat I’ve ever seen
they had some
orchids passion fruits and their flowers too (ed: thanks jaime! i knew this, for some reason i was just thinking orchids.) I’ve got more about passion fruits to share at a later date.
some nice purple flowers
look at these cool things!
and as we were leaving, they had these little cacti which were flowering