Monthly Archives: September 2011

Costa Rica Stinking Flower – Sapranthus palanga

Does this flower’s appearance give the impression of a smell of decomposing flesh? Many flowers have colorful petals and sweet smelling fragrances to attract carriers. These flowers typically attract humans and insects alike with their enchanting beauty and luscious fragrance, … Continue reading

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Pacay/Ice Cream Bean /Inga feuilleei

Most Inga species occur in the lowland tropics of the Americas, but several occur in the upland Andes. The main Andean one is Inga feuillei (pronounced “few-i-lee”). It is widely grown in highland valleys as well as in coastal lowlands … Continue reading

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Aren’t They Beautiful?

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

If you have the day off, this is probably one of the rare times you’re actually happy that it’s Monday. I did a little bit of research into the origins of Labor Day to know the history of the holiday. … Continue reading

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