22.1.12

Fantastic Turks and Caicos flowers and foliage!



It's a long way from Toronto to the Turks and Caicos

Think of warm tropical winds swirling around you...Well, back to reality. We're deeply embedded in winter and although it hasn't been too bad at all in Toronto in terms of bone-numbing cold and monster snow piles, I'm still counting the days until April. There's only so much white and brown I can take in the current landscape!

I think anyone can use some colour right now so fire up that space heater, angle that floor lamp, slather on some sunscreen,  prepare some margaritas and dream a little...


Dwarf Poinciana Caelsalpinia pulcherrima Turks Caicos by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Dwarf Poinciana (Caelsalpinia pulcherrima
Gorgeous red, orange and yellows. 
The stamens remind me of eyelashes!





As a harmless diversion and a denial of January in Toronto, here are some pictures of the floral around the Beaches resort in Turks and Caicos. The family visited T and C in November 2009 and had a great time. Of course, I had to shoot some photos of some of the plants in this Caribbean zone. I guess we'd consider them as houseplants or tender annuals so I was marvelling at the fact that they would be thriving all year outside. No lugging these babies in every fall!




Dwarf Poinciana
(Caelsalpinia pulcherrima) shrub 





Red Ixora coccinea Jungle Flame blooms Turks Caicos by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
 Red Ixora coccinea  (Jungle Flame) blooms 



Turks and Caicos giant pink hibiscus by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Big ole hibiscus, nothing subtle!



Tradescantia spathacea dwarf Boat lily Turks Caicos by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
One of my favourites, all texture and colour
Tradescantia spathacea (dwarf Boat lily)


Red bougainvillea bracts white flowers Turks Caicos by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red bougainvillea bracts with white flowers 




White plumeria alba frangipani Turks Caicos by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White plumeria alba (frangipani)


Turks and Caicos pink plumeria flowers by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Kind of a pinwheel, the petals' edging is cupped
 and different on these plumeria


White crinum lily asiaticum Turks Caicos by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White crinum lily
(Crinum asiaticum) 

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