Budding young photographer visits Tucker Greenhouse a second time……Enjoy!

Almost daily, someone timidly walks through the doors of the Tucker Greenhouse and they ask, “Is it ok to come in here and look around?  I heard it was off-limits to the general public.”

It is more than ok to come in and look around.  We encourage you to come in and look around, and we encourage you to take photos of the blooming plants, or anything else you find interesting to photograph.

This past weekend, Alecia Ballew visited the Tucker Greenhouse and graciously shared  her fabulous photos.  Enjoy!

orange flower

Euphorbia millii or Crown of thorns, found in the Euphorbiaceae family

white orchid

Phalaenopsis sp., Orchid, found in the Orchidaceae family

Bougainvillea sp. found in the Nyctaginaceae family

Bougainvillea sp. found in the Nyctaginaceae family

pink and green leaf

Caladium leaf, Araceae family

pink and white flower

Hippeastrum sp. or Amaryllis, found in the Amaryllidaceae family

water plant

Eichhornia crassipes, or water hyacinth, found in the Pontederiaceae family

pink flower

Cathranthus roseus, or Madagascar Periwinkle, found in the Apocynaceae family

succulent plants

Succulent plants found in the Crassulaceae family

white and maroon orchid

Oncidium sp. orchid, found n the Orchidaceae family

Lantana sp., found in the Verbenaceae family

Lantana sp., found in the Verbenaceae family

white and yellow star-shaped flower

Centrostemma multiflora, or shooting star, found in the Apocynaceae family

reddish pink flower

Celosia sp. found in the Amaranthaceae family

pink flower

Hibiscus sabdariffa flower bud, found in the Malvaceae family

pink flower

another Bougainvillea

white and maroon flower

Aristolochia elegans, or Duthcman’s Pipe, found in the Aristolochiaceae family

white flower

Another shot of that Phalaenopsis orchid