Saturday, January 26, 2008

in bloom

These are askadinia (loquat) blossoms. They bloom all winter, and it's the first fruit that is ripe in the spring.
The leaves are large, thick and fuzzy. It's a nice tree, with a swing for my kids when they were small. Snapdragons bloom all winter and spring. They are called "tum as samaka" in Arabic, "fish's mouth."
I still have no idea what these are really called. My son started calling the plant the "green monster" when he was little, because the bush they grow on gets huge and will spread all over the place if you don't cut it back.


UmmFarouq said...

Fish mouths rule my back yard (back cement slab with plants around it)in the Spring. We love them. We have white, pink, red, yellow, and then last year it seemed the yellow and red made a hybrid yellow/red form that resembled flaming fire. It was lovely.

alajnabiya said...

I had some like that the year before last, but they died from lack of water. InshaAllah I will post a picture because they were among my favorites. Maybe you shouldn't encourage me. I could post flower pictures constantly.

UmmFarouq said...

Flaming fire. I wonder if that is redundant.

I will post my flower pics if you will !