Tucked away in a gully in the heart of Surunki lies the passion of an extraordinary villager – an amateur botanical garden filled with unique plants collected from all over Enga.
Albert is a 30′ish’ Engan male who when he was in his early teens asked his brothers to leave some land for him to build a special garden. He called it his Orchid Garden because he did not really know what else to call it. [Read more →]
Manus is alive with flowers. Everywhere you look. So much color on this small island it’s unbelievable.
I hope you can help me identify these flowers. Hit the read more button to see the flowers. [Read more →]
Bougainville is a horticulture dream.
There are so many flowers here including many orchid species endemic to Bougainville.
Beautiful Bougainville wild orchids at the top of the Panguna Mine. More flowers at the end of this post
There is not much documentation regarding floral species especially the orchids but I was told that prior to the Bougainville Crisis, there was a controversy regarding the illegal smuggling of orchids out of Bougainville to Australia and other countries. [Read more →]