In a country where orchids grow wild everywhere, folks still take them very seriously. We were privileged to visit the private home of a man who has spent most of his life collecting and propagating orchids. In the tiny village of Sitio Mata is a little bit of the Garden of Eden.
He has over one hundred varieties of orchids and many more plants of the same variety...sort of a plantation which he grows next to his house. His son-in-law shared that he spends a least four hours a day tending to his prizes.
Some are so tiny you might overlook them. Others are flamboyant.
While technically not in the house, Costa Ricans frequently have no walls between their indoor and outdoor spaces, so I think this will count towards Jane's Flowers in the House Party which I am linking to here. Head on over to see some pretty, pretty flowers. I could show you photos of my own orchids which are blooming a little early this year, but the flash is washing them out. I had painting class today and forgot to take a picture of them in the natural light. Will update tomorrow.