When I picture a rainforest in my head, I tend to imagine greenery and riots of colour. Reality, unfortunately, generally doesn’t match that picture. Surprisingly enough, rainforests have very little flowers much of the time. I spent three months in Guyana and finding a flower was practically as bad as looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. So if you go to a rainforest, take note – it’s green, green, green. Count your blessings if you find a colourful plant!
I thought this photo essay would be apropos mid-May as most of us in Canada are busy watching our fledgling gardens grow, now that spring is firmly here. So to celebrate gardens, here are some of the colourful plants I managed to find in the rainforests of Guyana.