15 October 2013


The common Rose of India has always been one of my favourite flowering trees that I used in landscaping because of the many, large flowers that come in shades of pink and purple. 

More often than not, it is hard for anyone to take close-up photos of the flowers but I was fortunate to be able to do so two months ago because the row of trees planted beside the Dragonfly bridge were in bloom. After the flowering, they would produce lots of distracting black dried capsules that explode to disperse its seeds. Ideally, it would be best to prune off the mass of capsules so as to conserve its energy but it is not a simple task that many would undertake because it would involve the use of machinery that can reach the height of the tree crown.