Saturday, April 02, 2011

Bird of Paradise and Laburnum

I blogged about the Strelitzia about 5 years ago when our new shrub gave us one bloom, then three the following year and increasing every year since. Here we are currently. Isn't it gorgeous. The nasturtiums around the palm tree self seed every year. Gonzalo, our critical neighbour, approves of these as the leaves are edible... they really spice up a salad. D. took a notion to have a laburnum. I thought there was no chance of finding one in Spain but our local vivero had 5. They're called lluvia de oro (rain of gold). We look forward to having the beautiful trailing flowers, if not next month, then next May.

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