is a large genus of about 100 different species of orchid found in tropical forests around the world. It is also a word in the English language that connotes bland, simple and uninteresting. I always find that funny when I think about the spice and the amazing group of plants we call
. Only one species is farmed, but it is on a global scale and at great tedium and ultimate price for what is called a ‘bean’. Here at the beach, we grow the plant simply for its tropical affluence.
Always one of the star plants when visitors tour the garden,
has a tropical feel that is more authentic than a coconut palm. It’s almost as if when people see it, they take another look at the surroundings...