I know a lot of people like theme parks for the rides or shows, but my favorite part of theme parks would be the creative elements such as the decor, the costumes, and most of all...the landscape!
Because I live in the northern part of the United States, I'm fascinated with tropical plants and flowers. Just look at the interesting shape of these palms!
Begonias are treated as annuals in my zone, but in Florida they produce beautiful flowers year round. What a gorgeous bed of begonias!
I really like how so much color can be brought into a garden bed by just using colorful foliage. Isn't the deep red of this plant fascinating?
What a pretty and unique orange blossom this is!
In this garden bed there is another striking deep burgundy foliage plant with contrasting chartreuse colored ferns and dark ornamental grass behind them.
I love the graduating height you see in this bed: starting with an interesting spotted foliage plant in the foreground, then the spiked burgundy foliage in the middle, and the silver palm tree in the background.
I have no idea what type of flower this is, but we loved the purple blooms.
There is a beautiful, photogenic spot in Sea World that has a lovely water fall, plants and flowers in it. All the guests usually wait their turn to get their picture taken in front of it.
Is this lush or what? Wouldn't you love this in your backyard? That gorgeous fern on the top always catches my eye.
Here is a close up of some of it's sweet papery blooms.
This yellow and green foliage plant is a houseplant in my neck of the woods, but it grows right in the ground in Florida!
I loved the size of these leaves! The yellow stems and veins are so interesting as well.
Another gorgeous foliage plant happily growing in the ground. I think I actually have one of these plants in my house!
And finally I leave you with a topiary of Shamu and a baby killer whale. This display is right outside the Shamu theater.
Have a great day! Amy
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