Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Heliconia in Costa Rica

When in Costa Rica, we visited a tropical flowers plantation.  The owner, Don (Sir) Augustine introduced to us the decorative tropical flowers his plantation grows. These plants were harvested, cleaned, cut, and exported for exotic arrangements. Not only flowers, but also foliage are important for the arrangement.

This is the truck Don Augustine drove us to see his plantation:
 The red and yellow Heliconia:

This one held by Jean is mostly used to create bouquets;
The flowers were being washed , dried and packed in boxes;

A picture of Eric (the program director), and Don Augustine (one with the hat).
A farmer's house;

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