I didn't intend blogging today, because I don't have anything crafty to show. I haven't been lazy though; I've done quite a lot, but it is top secret - until Christmas! :)
I was looking at some photos taken in our garden over the past 2-3 weeks and thought I'd share some of the beauties with you.
Clerodendrum thomsonae - Bleeding Heart vine.
Callistemom citrinus - Bottlebrush tree
Nerium Oleander - Laurier Blanc
The amazing Bougainvillea - one tree with at least three different colors.
One of our Passion Fruit trees.
Alpinia zerumbet - Fleur de mon ame/Shell ginger
Not a very good close-up, but if you click here you'll get some better images.
We don't know any other name on this tree. I've searched the net without success. Searching for "Pistache Malgache" gives groundnuts......, but this is a tree nut. It's a tall tree with stunning flowers. When the big nut is ready, it "explodes" into 4 - or is it six (?) parts, and the eatable nuts inside are spread everywhere. There are about 16-20 nuts inside one huge nut.
I thought I had photos of the flowers or an open nut, but can't find any.
If there's any of you who knows this tree, please let me know.