Sunny Sunday in a Perfumer's Garden - photos
|One of many ladybugs on the Angel Trumpet leaf. I think the brown marks are made by the ladybugs, but that's OK, they're eating the white flies, so they can do their little bit of damage, it'll be replaced by new leaves.
|Here are some of the Angel Trumpets the lady bugs are saving. Pretty for a January day, eh?
|First time I've ever noticed a fruit on the Aglaia odorata tree. You can see the tiny flower bods to the left. The tree is ready to burst into bloom!
|The HUGE hibiscus/jasmine bush - about 15' x 15'. The opportunistic Jasminium azoricum vine climed up the big variegated hibiscus bush and they've been living in harmony for years. I get a year-round harvest of jasmine blossoms ;-)
|Here's a closeup of the spray of jas. azoricum flowers. Look at all those buds! Multiply this by hundreds of sprays on the bush = great fragrant harvest.
|Lots and lots of seeds on the golden champaca tree. They'll ripen more, darken and split when the seeds are ready for planting.
|The mimosa tree is blooming like this nonstop. I need to wear eye protection to harvest the flowers, because there are some fierce thorns on this tree.