Frangipani Season

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I always remember to stop and smell the roses these days – or frangipani, as the case may be.  The wild frangipani bushes are in full bloom right now, and the abundant rains that have blessed Anguilla are helping these wonderful flowers to  look their very best.  I took some pics on my walk with the dogs tonight – truly an abundance of beauty to behold.

5 Responses to “Frangipani Season”

  1. Ellen Says:

    Frank, how beautiful, another glorius post!! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Ellen

  2. Emily @ As the Crowe Flies and Reads Says:

    I agree–these are lovely blossoms. But I think what you’re calling frangipani are actually white oleander. Frangipani have a much wider leaf while oleander has a long, narrow leaf.

  3. frank Says:

    I just checked Wikipedia. The plants and flowers in my pics are indeed frangipani – related to oleander, but oleander does not grow wild. There is also a wide-leaf frangipani, which is often cultivated in gardens……… Welcome to my site Emily! I enjoyed reading your recent travelog from your Anguilla travels.

  4. Emily @ As the Crowe Flies and Reads Says:

    Ahh, I should have known that there might be other varieties of frangipani. Or that it goes by other names where I used to live. Whatever they go by, they’re certainly lovely. I hope to make it by your gallery on my next visit to the island.

  5. frank Says:

    I look forward to welcoming you! Next time of Island, drive or walk on the “new road” to Mimi Bay. Absolute acres of these wild plants are a treat to see. Nice hiking too…

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