Spring is in the air – Tropical Garden

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I know, it's only the middle of Feb but hey we are having a mild winter. Coming from the tropics, I will take the heat and the humidity any day over the cold. So forget the cold, let's jump into spring by taking a quick look at my mom's tropical garden. One of my favorite flowers of all time, the crepe jasmine is so prevalent in Kerala. It would definitely give the state flower, the golden shower, a run for its money if not for the religious significance and seasonality associated with the state flower. In its original form these are mid size shrubs that can grow pretty tall if left un-pruned. I guess amma took the easy route and went with the dwarf variety. Another tropical beauty, the moss rose. I saw these in Virgina Beach last summer. They looked so pretty lining the roads. Notice … [Read more...]

           
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