13 November 2012


These are plants in the Colonial Garden.

The first is the 2 m tall variegated Pachira glabra planted near a walkway. It is not a tree to be missed.

Amongst the numerous fragrant Jasminium shrubs from the same family as the olive plant, this J. nitidum (Common Name: Angel Wing Jasmine, Star Jasmine; Family: Oleaceae) is one of my favourites although I hardly plant them because of its infrequent flowering. But when it does flower, the pinkish-purple floral buds of this night blooming plant open up to reveal white flowers that emit a strong fragrance into the air.

Finally, there is also the very rare white-flower Jacaranda mimosifolia which I hope will grow into an impressive tree for this part of the garden.