Monday, July 15, 2019

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day July 2019

 Lilac lagerstroemia speciosa aka insulin tree, Queen of flowers, Benaba, Queen crape myrtle
 The leaves of the lagerstroemia are used to treat diabetes, diarrhea and other diseases.
 A red carpet of Delonix Regia petals, aka Flamboyant, Royal Poinciana and Gul mohar in India

 Callistemon aka bottle brush an Australian native.

 Plumeria aka Frangipani,  singapore plumeria

 Ground Orchids are loving the rain

 Quisqualis aka Rangoon creeper in full bloom for the first time after a good pruning. They can be very invasive.

 Petunias still going strong after the rain last night.
Poutria lucuma aka cannistel, egg fruit first one on this tree.
 Dragon fruit
 Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger;s Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. We have had some badly needed showers over the weekend. The plants are loving it. It is too wet to do much in the garden today so I will be running errands. To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol's blog at www.maydreamsgardens
Have a great week gardening!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The great reveal

 Pergola is completed and seating installed.

 Restroom completed
 The door frame or molding was inspired by the Japanese Torii gate.

 Floor and wall tiles are ceramic.
 The vanity is an old sewing machine base, the counter is concrete with a porcelain tile.  The mirror is an antique hat rack I found in a friend's junk heap.
 The sink is a converted old brass bowl.

 Wax jambu aka wax apples were attacked by monkeys. There are none left!

 The rustic Bajan garden will be opening a Tea Garden in a few month's time. I have been toying with this idea for many years and I have finally decided to give it a try. The island is in a severe drought with water restrictions now in place. We get occasional brief showers but it is not enough. The heat is draining and some days I only go out early in the morning and late evenings.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Garden Bloggers Bloomday May 2019

Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the world post what is blooming in their gardens. I haven't posted for a while because I have been very busy trying to get the tea garden ready. The washroom is almost completed and the pergola and seating area are nearly done. 
The island is going through a very severe drought. We in the north have not had a good downpour since January.  It is hot and dry. Some other parts of the island have been getting frequent showers except those of us in the north. Sigh!!! However I still get excited whenever I see a dark cloud overhead only to be disappointed when it quickly moves out to sea. 
I have been invaded by monkeys this year. With the prolonged drought they are hungry and have taken over my mango trees. We have a very serious problem with the green monkey as their numbers have increased and are posing problems for farmers as well as homeowners. 
To see more blooming gardens Please visit Carol at Maydreams gardens