Jacaranda acutifolia

      Jacaranda acutifolia, commonly called the ‘fern tree’, originated in Brazil and comes from the Bignoniaceae family.

Cannonball tree

Couroupita guianensis, commonly called Cannonball tree, is a large upright tropical tree that grows to approximately 60 feet in height, with a thick, tough bark.

Flamboyant: a shade tree

Delonix regia commonly called Flamboyant or Royal Poinciana belongs to the Leguminosae family and originated in Madagascar.


Codiaeum commonly called crotons belong to the Euphorbiaceae family, which has its origins in Asia: mainly Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.

Glorious Balsam

Balsam commonly called Lady’s Slipper comes from the Balsaminaceae family and is related to Impatiens.


Amaryllis is another amazing bulb plant that is simply gorgeous. Scientific name Hippeastrum, Amaryllis is taken from the Greek word which means ‘sparkling’ and it symbolizes radiant beauty and love.


Right now, bulbs and tubers plants are popping up in the most amazing colours.


Part 2  (Continued from last week) I have received my Dahlia tubers and they are ready to be planted.

Easter Lily

Beautiful flowers are popping up everywhere in a rainbow of colours and you can tell it is that time of the year – Easter or Spring as they say in northern climates.


We are well into the season of colourful annuals, seeds and bulbs. Zinnia elegans commonly called Mexican Zinnias originated, as the name suggests, in Mexico and spread throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.


(Continued from last week) For those of you who would like to use garden soil or compost, just add some clean white sand and mix same together.


Tagetes commonly called Marigold originated in Mexico, but can be found throughout South America and the Caribbean.

The umbrella plant

Schefflera arboricola commonly called the umbrella plant originated in Taiwan. Its unique, pinwheel foliage makes it a suitable indoor plant and it has a tropical look.

Peace Lily

Do not overwater your Peace Lily as this can cause the plant’s leaves to yellow.

The Flamingo plant

Justicia carnea commonly called Jacobinea or Flamingo Plant originated in Brazil and there are approximarely 300 species in the Justicia genus.