My husband wanted me to have an awesome entry for this week's HDYGG so he brought me & my son to Bristol Botanical Garden but its close when we got there. So we just then went to Bristol Aquarium as we reckon son is old enough to get re-acquianted with the fisheries there =)
I then found out that they have awesome plants and flowers there too! Whats nice is that a lot of these plants are the ones that I know. Im so happy! Like I am home and yet not =P
The second photo is one of my fave plant, Bougainvillea. My favorite! We have this at home in different colors. The colorful leaves are well leaves and the middle part is the real flower. Different colors of leaves! Awesome right? I also love that this plant has torns. It is a great plant to your hedge as its also protects. Stray animals (rats) and thieves are kept out. They dont have any other color in the Aquarium but this will do. I have this urge to get some and try to grow it on here at home but I dont want to kill their plants =P
The last photo is Taro plants locally called gabi. It is a root crop and it tastes so awesome. The root is a bit like sweet potato but white. You boil it and add coconut shavings and sugar and its so yummy! We also use the leaves and cook it. A spicy dish called laing is my fave. The leaves of this grows big and on a rainy day we used this as an umbrella cuz they are waterproof too!
I am so excited to what were going to find in the Botanical Garden if these are available in an Aquarium!!