Friday, November 28, 2008

2 ~ After the Rain

The garden has been grateful for the rains that have come to Tenerife after many months of dryness. Roses are particularly beautiful at this time of the year. With a little rainwater and cooler air they have happily developed buds and new leaves.

And one of our Agaves Attenuata, after some years has put forth its inflorescence, a sign that the life cycle of this plant is ending.

Here is a closeup of the agave flower.

(Click on Photos to enlarge.)

The Petrea Volubilis,
or Queen's Wreath is also blooming once again.

Petrea is a beautiful tropical
or tender perennial bush
which blooms here several times a year.

Here is how the petrea looks when in
full bloom. It is an amazing sight.

The Barkarole rose is a lovely deep red
hybrid tea which was hybridized in 1988 by Tantau in Germany.

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