Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Vanilla in the Wild


While at in town for the Mango Festival, my group was lucky enough to have a private tour of the Fairchild Botanical Gardens. One of my favorite things that we saw was this vanilla plant growing on the side of a tree. I've always known that vanilla cames from a variety of orchids, but I have never seen it in "in the wild" before. It one of the highlights of my trip.