Gorgeous hot pink Bougainvillea picked fresh today by yours truly.

Our room had been outfitted with a terribly limp white dendrobium orchid. If I was the hotelier, I’d cut costs and just trim back the gorgeous plants and foliage on the property.

How could I resist these gorgeous tissue paper like blooms? They needed trimming. I also snipped some long grass and shorter cupped leaves from a quick walk to the beach.

And the hot pink adds a much needed pop of color in a black and white room.