Fragrant Frangipani

Franjipani 1

Franjipani 1

Many plants are shrivelling up and dying in the heat and drought here in Cape Town at the moment, but my frangipaniΒ continues to bloom beautifully, regardless.

Franjipani 2

Franjipani 2

Every year in January this massive bush unfurls new pink flowers, wafting an exotic scent on the evening breeze.

 

You can read more about my frangipani here.

 

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53 thoughts on “Fragrant Frangipani

  1. samba2017

    The frangipani are so beautiful – thanks for sharing. I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about the fragrance of a Spring evening in case you have time to look? Have a good day, Sam πŸ™‚

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  2. Laura

    Those flowers are so beautiful. I imagine they are attractive to the birds too. Do you normally have dry summers or just stuck in a nasty drought?

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I don’t usually see birds around this bush, but I read that it attracts moths at night. πŸ™‚
      Yes, we have dry summers and winter rains. The problem is that for the last two winters the rains have been way less than normal, so the dam levels are very low now. Waiting for rain in July!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes, it’s true. Often if you leave Nature alone it will find a way to survive. Luckily most of the plants in my garden are indigenous, so are able to withstand the dry summers.

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  3. Garfield Hug

    Wow!! Your Frangipani tree is beautiful! Despite the dry weather it flowers prettily and yes…the fragrant is awesome. We have these trees here but none are as pretty or as well bloomed😊

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      Yes, my girls used to pick a flower and put it in their hair on the way to school – but the flowers leak a very sticky white sap! I don’t know how the Hawaiian’s manage their leis!

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