Peggy Chin

Fine thyme

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) commonly called fine-leaf thyme and its cousin Spanish thyme originated from the Mediterranean and are used in many Caribbean dishes.

Culinary ginger

Zingiber officinale commonly called ginger comes from the Zingiberaceae family and originated in South-East Asia.

Norfolk Island Pine

Norfolk Island Pine or Christmas Tree, Araucaria excels, originated from Norfolk Island, off the coast of Australia in the South Pacific.

Heliconias

(Continued from last week) Heliconias make excellent table and floor fresh flower arrangements and can be found in hotel lobbies, malls, banks, churches and reception halls.

The beautiful heliconia

Heliconias are magnificent and beautiful. A few years ago there were approximately 20 species of heliconia grown in the Caribbean; today, there are more than 400 species in cultivation.

Saplings need protection

In an earlier article, I had implored the authorities to put in place a maintenance plan with the hope of raising the awareness and importance of our trees; to no avail.

Allamanda

is a showy shrub

Allamanda prefers a rich soil and plenty of water during the hot/dry days.

Peltophorum can be seen along Carmichael Street

Peltophorum, commonly called Pride of India, are fast growing large trees. They can grow to approximately 66 feet tall with large, spreading crown and bear masses of fragrant golden-yellow flowers in clusters, followed by small reddish/brown pods which can be seen from a distance.

Thunbergia erecta

Thunbergia erecta commonly called King’s Mantle, originated from tropical West Africa and comes from the Acanthaceae family.

The Festival of Flowers (Part 2)

During The Festival of Flowers we were treated to violin music by a young musician during the lunch break, and what a treat that was along with the steel pan and the cathedral organ.

The Festival of Flowers

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception better known as Brickdam Cathedral held a Grand Festival of Flowers in celebration of their centenary last Monday and Tuesday at the cathedral.

Cordia sebestena

Cordia sebestena commonly called Spanish Cordia or Geranium tree originated from the northern coast of South America and the Caribbean, and comes from the Boraginaceae family.