Friday, December 7, 2012

Tropical colour and chocolate pudding for breakfast

the only thing that makes this time of year with the heat and humidity bearable is the tropical colour in the garden...


and a close up of the beautiful blooms


The hidden orange gingers


and a  close up of those blooms....





this is also the season for tropical fruits, my lychee tree has not produced any fruits after the pruning, but a neighbor gave me a large bag, and there are always pawpaw, then mangoes, and at the markets I bought a black sapote - also known as chocolate pudding fruit - great with yoghurt and granola for breakfast!

It is too hot to garden - but luckily these tropical plants can just fend for themselves while I make snowflakes int he aircon!  

10 comments:

  1. I have never heard of black sapote, but now you have me interested and wondering if I can grow it here..something I will be looking into.
    I do feel for you with the heat, our summers are horrid with the heat and humidity! Hope you have a cool place to hang out.

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    1. I am not sure where you live, but sapote is a real tropical fruit. - definitely likes heat and humidity.

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  2. I live in Darwin and love this time of year. There are so many luscious tropical fruits around. Rambutans are everywhere here at the moment.

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    1. Louise,
      I was just handed a bag of lychees over the fence - Rambutans are my absolute favourite.

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  3. Your flowers cheer up this dark dull cold winter day over here in the UK. I have never heard of black sapote it sound lovely. Thank you for your lovely comment about my cross stitch.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Sue

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    1. Sueb,
      glad I could cheer up your dull day. well it is a bit of an acquired taste - you have to wait until it is very very ripe, and you don't want to wait too long otherwise it goes rotten!

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  4. I have to try that chocolate pudding fruit. I've never even heard of it. Something tells me it won'd be sold at the local Aldi but I'll try my local green grocer.

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    1. Laura,
      I don't think they would ship very well - you might have to plan a holiday here in the summer!

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  5. That black sapote fruit looks very interesting....never heard of it before.
    The weather here is hot and dry, and there is hardly any sign of my lawn!!
    Your garden is still looking good despite the heat...can't say the same for mine.

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    1. Virginia,
      as I was saying it is a bit of an acquired taste! Oh sorry - maybe you will get a bit or rain....

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