While most people would be too busy being lazy sunning themselves beside the pool, I was taking a tour of the garden villas...or more accurately put, the garden at our particular villa.
You had to know I would. Yes, even while on holiday my thoughts are consumed with plants and their oddities. Take this Datura for example (Some folks call them Angel Trumpets). I had never seen them go to seed. I so wanted to snatch me some, but alas, they were not ripe enough.
This one had one white flower almost ready to bloom. I had grown these once upon a time, but I don't know if I have any more seeds. I'll have to look and see, search through that seed box of mine. I really ought to grow some of these again. I rather like them.
These Cannas made me nervous. Know why? I forgot to dig up the ones in my front flower bed and by the time I got back home it was too late. I'm tell you, I can't handle plants which do not make it through the winter without being pampered and yes, if I have to dig them up, allow the tubers to cure and then package them into sealed plastic containers (to keep rodents from feasting on them) with ample amounts of peat moss (to keep them from rotting) then they are just not worth it to me. Ah, well, live and learn.
I think mango trees are super beauties. They are large and tall with wide canopies, lustrous, dark green leaves and the fruit is the best ever. Great for shade with all those densely packed leaf clusters, something you really need in the tropics.
That was only part of the garden at the villa. I'll show you more on Wednesday.