Beehive Ginger

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I first came upon this incredibly strange ginger (Zingiber spectabile) while touring a wonderful garden and wilderness retreat in Dominica called Papillote.

Photo by Gayla Trail  All Rights Reserved

If you manage a trip to Dominica you must go there. We deeply regretted only making a late afternoon trip of it and should have booked a room and stayed overnight. I could have spent at least another full day slowly exploring that garden. A week would have been ideal. But with only an hour or two before dark, we had to rush through like maniacs pointing our cameras every which way and hoping for the best.

On the bright side, we ended the day soaking in a warm sulphur bath underneath the stars and next to a waterfall with bats flying over and little lightening bugs blipping around us. Wish I was there right now.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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7 thoughts on “Beehive Ginger

  1. Wow, sounds very nice. I’m from Dominica but I’ve never been there. I’ve been out of the country for so long! It’s vey encouraging that Dominica is getting on the map now. Now I feel inclined to go back and get working on my farm again. My husband and I have a farm in the interior. It’s very beautiful. Maybe the next time you come back you can visit us there! We would love the company

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