In our ‘new’ garden we have two frangipani trees: one in
the back yard and one at the front, facing the street. In our previous place there was never a frangipani in sight as they bloom only in warmer climates. A frangipani tree, without its flowers, is almost ugly, with knobbly branches bare of any foliage for months on end, looking almost dead. There is nothing really beautiful about a frangipani tree before spring blossoming time. I have been watching and waiting; wondering if ‘our’ flowers will be pink or cream. Some long leaves made an appearance first and then some strange stumpy looking ‘outcrops’ popped out on
the ends of the branches. And now we have flowers; not many yet, but enough to see their colour. I must admit I was hoping for creamy-white flowers to appear but it seems as if we have two pink-flowering plants. At first, the colour was quite a dark pink – crimson even, on the petal edges. But the petals are fading into a softer shade now.
I am looking forward to an entire tree coverage of blossoms and the gorgeous (tropical) perfume that accompanies the flowers.
I still don’t know how long the flowering season is. Hope it’s a long time.
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