TROPICAL FLOWERS IN MY GARDEN – As Editor of Hometipster.com I often make references to where I live and the tropical flowers in my garden. I have over the last year been asked on a few occasions if I would take some photographs of the plants in my garden and so here is just a small taste of the beauty that I wake up to each and every morning.
I have to confess I am no botanist and so I really don’t know what most of the plants are called. The flower above grows on a bush and the entire bush is covered in bunches of these small, delicate vibrant red flowers that attracts all manner of birds and insects.
The flower above is one of my favorites. I don’t know its name but it grows on a tree that looks like it’s dead. It continuously flowers throughout the year producing a stunning white petal with a wonderful yellow center. The fragrance produced from this bloom is nothing short of heavenly and impossible to describe. The local Thai girls pick them often and use them in all sorts of flower arrangements and often wear them in their hair.
These tropical flowers grow on a bush and are huge, easily covering a persons hand. These, like most other flowers, appear throughout the year and I use them to cover the entire back wall of my home – it’s just stunning in first morning light and certainly there is nothing better than sitting outside in the warm tropical air, first thing in the morning with coffee in hand, surrounded by these magnificent blooms.
No tropical garden is complete without orchids and I have an entire wall covered in hanging Orchids. They are so easy to grow and I rarely touch them. Caring for Orchids, if you don’t live in a tropical climate, is not that difficult, in fact it’s very easy and while many believe they are difficult to keep I can assure you this is a myth.
And finally… Here’s a photograph of part of the island. This is a place I visit often in order to draw inspiration and to put life in perspective.
For all those who know me and follow my posts, I hope this has given you a little insight and quenched your curiosity of what flowers grow in my garden.