December 6, 2011

What's blooming in our garden today

It has been too long since I posted on this blog. I've been busy with hundreds of other things and haven't had too much to share.
Yesterday we almost got a 'shock' - lol - our cherry tree is in full bloom! This is something we have been waiting for the last couple of years, and finally, finally.... :) We have no clue what sort of cherries it is. MIL brought cherry seeds from Reunion Island 6-7 years ago and this tree is from one of the seeds. The poor tree hardly survived its first couple of years - it didn't get proper care. MIL then decided to give it to me, because she knew I will take care of it. Through the years I have given it all my love and care and now my effort pays off! :)
Isn't it beautiful?!

When I took these photos this morning, there were lots of bees enjoying the flowers.
The flowers are just awesome, aren't they...

While shooting photos of the cherry tree, I decided to 'walk around the house' shooting other plants in bloom.
I don't know the names of all the trees/plants we have in the garden and therefore can't give you the name of them all.
I don't think I have to explain this one?! Bougainvillea - just amazing!

I don't know the name of this one... I know there is one called 'Queen of the Night', but I don't know if this is the real one.... Too many of them that looks the same...

Pink trumpet vine - is one of the names of this beauty. It's a creeper and it covers part of the railing on our porch. Podranea ricasoliana - originating from South Africa.
I discovered it is prone to rooting when the branches/creepers hit the ground/soil - and starts making new plants.

Any of you who knows the name of this beauty?

Miss Hong Kong!
Jatropha integrimma - native to Cuba, so I wonder what Hong Kong has to do with it?! :)

Lemon tree in bloom.

No clue the name of this one....
It's beautiful, isn't it?

All Mauritians (I believe) know this fruit as 'jamalac', but its original name is syzygium samarangense' . If you click on the link, you will see all the different names it has.
This is not our tree - it's the neigbor's - it's close to the border wall between the two plots.
They are not yet ripe, have to grow a little bit bigger and turn dark pink. 

White oleander... smells heavenly!

Here this plant is called 'Red Ginger' - Alpinia purpurata

No clue.... Anyone?

...and this was all for today! :)
DUH! I forgot to take photos of the orchids! That will be for another post! 


Notjustnat said...

The purple blue flower is call Agapanthus and they are starting to flowers here in Australia - they consider them at weeds here - hugs Nat

Elzaan said...

Your garden can almost be declared a Botanical Garden, with all the variety of flowers and plants you have! Just wonderful!!!

Gudveig HN said...

Masse flotte blomster, og mange av dem gjenkjenner jeg fra besøk på Tenerife og Gran Kanaria.
Det må da være deilig med så masse fine hageblomster, som vi her i nord bare kan drømme om...

The Heart of Paul said...

What a beautiful garden you have! That 'jamalac' fruit grows here in Malaysia too and I love it! ours is a deep pink and we call it 'jambu air' or rose apple in English!

'air' means water and you can imagine why :)