Saturday, November 08, 2008

Red and pink flowers abound in Cyprus in November

If March is yellow month in Cyprus, I think November should be designated as pink month.

As I walked to the local supermarket a day or two ago, which is probably less than half a kilometre away, I was struck, suddenly, by just how many different pink plants were in bloom. These weren't the weeds of the spring - there hasn't yet been enough rain for wild flowers to bloom. These are cultivated plants, mostly, in people's front gardens.

First, here's our bi-coloured bougainvillea, in a pot on the porch, doing fairly well still:


Here's a gorgeous pink rose from a house not far away:


Something that looks like British 'pinks' - I don't know what the proper name is:


Some red hibiscus:


I think these are oleander, though I'm never entirely certain:


No idea what this is, with the spiky leaves:


Here's a magnificent bougainvillea growing up the side of a house:


Something that looks like impatiens (busy lizzies) gone wild, as some plants do in Cyprus:

A very showy plant here, though I don't know what it is:

And finally, although it's not pink and only has a bit of red, these bird of paradise plants are stunning.


Of course it's a little embarassinging to admit that the only reason I recognise them as bird of paradise plants is from the 'Lil Green Patch' application on Facebook...

3 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! I'm eternally jealous of people who can make things grow since i generally have the opposite effect on plants. LOL

Thank you so much for your feedback!! :) We finally picked up a guidebook and are busy planning. *bounce*

Melina said...

Wonderful!! Lovely picture of those flowers...

Steve Hayes said...

Bogainvilias in your autumn? That's strange - they are spring flowers here.

And those last ones, we call strelitzias, I think.