Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday's adventure part I
On Monday, Sam and I started our adventures by going to the Quito Botanical Gardens in the Parque Carolina with my Grandad, Gene. The Botanical Garden was split up into 7 different parts covering all the climates of Ecuador: wet lands, cloud forests, paramo, desert/cactus environment, cool and hot climate orchids, summer flowers, and cultivated crops.above is an orchid from the hot-climate green house and below are some cacti labeled "seat of the mother-in-law"
Above are some of the typical paramo grasses and below is a crop of quinoa almost ready for harvest.
Above are some of the many beautiful nightshade flowers that lined the paths, and below is a tree fern about to uncurl. They claimed that these plants are older than the dinosaurs.