The pond is one of the first things you see when you
enter the atrium and the last major thing you see once you reach the park
bench at the end of the west walk and complete your stroll through the
Exotic Rainforest.. There is still much more to see but almost every
day we enjoy spending time just sitting on the bench to survey the pond and
rainforest. Behind the areca palm on the right of the pond is another 14 foot tall
stand of White Bird of Paradise. This scene changes every year due to
the rapid growth of the plant specimens and my unending desire to add new
plants. The pond serves a major biological function: humidity.
While even some major botanical institutions complain their facilities dry
out in the winter due to artificial heat, the Exotic Rainforest stays humid
all the time. The plants
love it. And so do I!
But there is a new exhibit which
you cannot miss, our Epiphytic tree. Click this link to continue: