Vinca, Catharanthus Roseus, or also known as Madagascar Periwinkle. This plant comes in different reds and pinks, white with a red eye. From time to time I make cuttings and sometimes I buy a new colour. This is a fantastic plant, does well in my garden. No scent,so the flowers make up with their fantastic range of colour and the neat habit of the plant with glossy leaves.
Summer is the time to indulge in Mangoes. This is a heavenly fruit. This one is Nam Doc Mai.
The tree grows in our home orchard. This mango has an extremly nice flavour, again no comparison with shop bought mangoes. They are usually harvested far to early. I can not say that I ever had a bought mango as good as our home grown ones. The bought ones are usually not ripe enough. If one lets them ripen they get "gummy" or then they are overripe and have already a sort of decaying smell. Not nice. The mango stone is very slim it can be planted and this type will reproduce true to the fruit.
The baby in the family celebrates her birthday in summer. 5 summers .
Bougainvillea, an all time favorite. They are named after Louis-Antoine de Bougainville. The first french man to circumnavigate the world. He named Bougainville Island after himself.
Decorating the Christmas tree in Summer time.
I know this plant as Tiger Lily. The Flowers are orchid like and held up on wiry stems. It blooms through out summer.
A Rose showing off its not so perfection!
All Plants and Fotos: T.S.
"Glitterings and Glitterthings"