We are continuing our garden tour of this exciting tropical garden in Orchidland, Hawaii. There are so many wonderful vistas and colorful vignettes in this beautiful garden, I was really in plant and photo heaven. Even though the morning sky was overcast, I still found some interesting light to take pictures including this cropped composition of this stately Bismarkia nobilis palm. One of my favorite palms, I love this younger tree since they are more difficult to capture in photograph when they get older and taller, and the blue fans are striking to see in this light.
So many walkways leading to amazing discoveries and wonderful colors at every turn. At this spot I see these exquisite fan palm being illuminated through this dense ohia jungle with large and wild bamboo orchid fronds reaching up to six feet in height in the foreground. I really wish I had the note of what this amazing palm is, I’ll have to post about again in the future.
There’s nothing more intoxicating like coming up to one of these blooms of the Michelia Champaca, its sweet, vanilla and lightly scented. I keep wanting to take more whiffs so I can always visualize the scent every time I see this picture.
There are always exotic orchids blooming in the trees here in the garden including this purple vanda which is lit up from behind. There’s nothing like seeing real blooming orchids up in the trees, it seems so natural here, as it should be in real life.
I love seeing this colorful vignette of black tis, ferns and this stand of white crinums, its is one of many beautiful arrangements in this garden and keeps the eyes moving everywhere from front to back, and then from lower to higher.
Even the crotons are amazing, they are illuminated here against the sunlight and these are almost the size of small trees here in Orchidland, really morning light adds so much dimension to this typically shady part of the garden.
This heliconia Etlingera Elatior is in this quiet and shady dell with the sunlight just peaking through on the background…the moment is captured so wonderfully this morning, its so neat to be able to capture these at just the right moment with some beautiful light. Usually in the shade they turn out flat and static.
A beautiful stand of Royal palms (Roystonea elata) line the driveway leading to this property
I really love this palm allee, its so majestic and oozes exotic, don’t you think?
I hope you enjoyed this exotic garden tour, wasn’t that just amazing? If you didn’t see the start of the tour, this is the link http://aplantfanatic.blogspot.com/2010/07/hot-loud-and-proud-5.html to see the rest of the garden in Orchidland.
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