Sept 2010 — Flowering Season

With the La Ninya weather this year, we have had constant rain and virtually no rainy season, but a few things in the garden are flowering at the moment.

Alstonia angustiloba, the common pulai tree (left), initiated this feature on current flowering as one of our trees was laden and the fragrance permeated the plaza, but like so many tropical plants the flowers are small, short lived and either white or green. The unusual fragrance lacks the sweetness of more temperate flowers but it punctuates the experience of walking in our tropical garden.