Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Orchid Island, Hawaii

The Orchid Society plans to beautify Hilo even more, and have planted 500 orchids at the Rainforest Zoo.
Orchids growing up a palm tree in Panaewa Rainforest Zoo

Orchid on a Banyan Tree on Banyan Drive

Exotic orchids grow freely up banyan trees, coconut trees and in most gardens.
Only 3 species of orchid are indigenous to Hawaii, the rest are transplants of more recent history. Hawaii's damp climate and rain forests are a haven for orchids.

Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
Our eldest daughter took most of these photo's in Akatsuka Orchid Gardens near Volcano Park.

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