|Edison Winter Estate|
While in Florida we visited the Edison and Ford winter estates. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford both had winter homes in Ft. Myers next to one another. Although we were not allowed to tour inside the houses, we were able to view some of the rooms of both houses through glass panels.
|walkway into the gardens|
White frangipani (Plumeria alba) is a species of plumeria from the Caribbean that is different from the others; the leaves are long, narrow and curl inward.
The sausage tree (Kigelia africana) from tropical Africa has long sprays of maroon, trumpet-shaped flowers. The fruits look like giant sausages and can weigh up to 19 pounds.
|Achiote or annato shrub/tree|
|open fruit pod of the Achiote shrub|
We spent a delightful and most interesting day at these estates. I will have more information and photos of other plants and trees we saw in future posts.