November 9, 2010

Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, Florida

Today it was time for Doug to head to Kansas City to see his new niece, Ava.

On the way home, Marlon and his mom, Angie, visited Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sunken Gardens was founded in 1903 on six acres purchased by George Turner.

Flamingos and other exotic birds are featured in addition to the plants of the gardens.

You can find a lily pond complete with lily pads and fish.

Palm Plaza contains many different species of palm trees.

The golden shrimp plant will bloom year-round under the right conditions.

Koi, also known as Japanese Carp, make a nice lifelong pet as they have an average lifespan of 70 years.
Did you know there are over 20,000 known varieties of orchids? Here's one.
Brugmansia are more commonly known, thankfully, as Angel's Trumpets. While pretty, they are quite toxic, and possibly deadly, if consumed by human or animal.
The pink flowered plant here is a crown of thorns plant also known as the Siamese lucky plant.
Here is an unknown plant.
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To be continued...

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