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Pink Tropical Flowers From the Caribbean

By Allyn Paul, filed under Life & Lawns.

I wanted to share with you some pictures of garden flowers I took on our recent Caribbean vacation. We took a Carnival Cruise to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica.

Hibiscus

I grew up in Florida, but was unable to identify most of these flowers as they are unfamiliar to me living up here in NWI, Zone 5. I did recognize the beautiful pink Hibiscus flowers that were spilling over someone’s garden wall in Cozumel, Mexico. As for the others, your help would be appreciated if you can ID them for me.

pink cluster flowers, Grand Cayman

Each of these flowers was photographed as I looked over or thru a fence into someone’s tropical garden. I just love the fact that gardeners exist in all countries all over the world, and I wanted to see what tropical gardening produces.

flowering tree Grand Cayman

There is also a picture here of a 6″ long beetle we saw in Jamaica! I have no clue what it is, but I sure wouldn’t want it in my landscape! I also included a picture of a peaceful palm tree on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman with the cruise ship off in the distance. I have always been fascinated with the life and culture in the Cayman Islands (British West Indies) and was very happy to finally visit there.

Your comments are welcome! Enjoy the beautiful pictures.

pink flame looking flower in Jamaica

big bug in Jamaica

lone palm tree in Grand Cayman

6 Responses to “Pink Tropical Flowers From the Caribbean”

  1. Allison Says:
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    Fabulous pictures. I’m in Zone 5 and there’s no way we will get those tropical flowers to grow here!

  2. Patti Says:
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    We are leaving this Sunday for a cruise!!!! We are going to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize and Honduras :)
    It’s our 15 yr. anniversary. Sheesh….I’m starting to feel old…hahahaha

  3. Allyn Paul Says:
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    Hey, that is awesome! Congrats!
    If you are going on the Carnival Liberty outta Miami, then that’s the same boat we were on. Bad news, my kids ate ALL of the ice cream on the ship so you guys will have to miss out on that part!
    Have fun!
    Swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman is really cool too.

  4. Adventures In Nature Says:
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    Hi, I am looking for blogs with current pictures of NW Indiana. I grew up but left for Texas when I was 20. I love Texas but I miss the native landscape and plants of Indiana. I hope you will post more pics from there!

    By the way, the beautiful flowering plants in your third and fourth pics are Plumerias (they make Hawaiian lei flowers from them). The next pink plant looks like a Buganvillia. The middle large leafed plant looks like some sort of tropical ginger but I’m not sure and the bug is I believe an assassin beetle. We have all of them around here, but they are not native, except for the beetle!

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  6. Jennifer Says:
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    The unidentified flowers are as follows:

    Picture #2 – Oleander
    Pictures #3 & #4 – Plumeria
    Picture #5 – Ginger
    Picture #7 & #8 – Bougainvillea

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