Panama Garden with Personality

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Fun! Welcoming! Whimsical! And most of all, Positive! Eco-Jardin Tematico “El Explorador”, in Boquete, Panama was a wonderful discovery last summer. Sally and I went up and down trails, through arbors and under bowers and out into the sunshine again. Lovely tropical plants, cute and quirky scenarios made from “found materials”, many with uplifting phrases attached. We were loving it! But when we got to the bonsai collection, we discovered (were discovered by) the diminutive dynamo behind this avalanche of creativity, a sweet little lady. 

No telling how many years she has put into this garden, or how many thousands of smiles she has earned with her hard work. Not by her hand alone, of course, her grown sons are obviously devoted to her and help in her mission. An admirable mission:  gardening with skill, personality, and a sense of humor, to uplift and delight visitors from all over the world!


10 Comments on “Panama Garden with Personality”

  1. Thank You James, for sharing all these
    Beautiful pictures of Boquete, I was born
    Near there, Boquete is my favorite town in
    Panama. I am glad that you and Sally got to see my country.



    1. Hi Nicole! I hope you get to visit your friends near Boquete and get to tour the gardens as we did. It was truly amazing what one woman with a passion could create!!

      1. Now on my bucket list to visit the gardens. I love the use of found treasures. I wish you had shown some of the bonsai though.

        1. Hi Linda! I have 3 photos of her bonsai plants. I can text or email if you send me your contact information. It is so hard picking which photos to share on blogs. Thanks so much for your interest! Sally

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