Orchids of Mexico

Orchids grow in warm, humid climates and are found largely in the tropical areas of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Their unusual, long-lasting blossoms and often heady scents have inspired curiosity and wonder over the ages. A handsome volume titled “The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala,” written by James Bateman, Continue Reading →

Tropical Plants–Heliconias

Heliconias are strange. When we first saw them, before we knew what they were, we called them “alien plants” because they looked like they might have popped out of unlikely places at strange times and perhaps be a bit aggressive. They do look as though they could catch a stray Continue Reading →