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Flowers From Puerto Rico

Tropical abundance

close up of light pink and yellow plumaria flowers

It has been a while since we visited the beautiful Puerto Rican garden of Antigonum Cajan (Filling a Small Garden With Diversity). Today we are looking at some more images of this small garden space that is packed with incredible biodiversity.

various shrubs and vines growing up a fenceOne of the secrets to making the most of a small garden space is growing things up—vines and shrubs up the walls around the garden to fill every inch with life.

view of Plumaria from abovePlumaria are native to the tropical Americas but are widely grown in warm climates around the world for their beautiful and incredibly fragrant flowers.

pink-flowered plumeriaCloser look at a pink-flowered plumeria

garden wall with pink flowers growing on topThis garden wall is topped with rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora), which is native to Madagascar and combines dark glossy green foliage with wonderful pink flowers. The cactus growing up through the vine looks like it could be dragon fruit (Selenicereus undatus).

close up of pink rubber vine flowerCloser look at the Cryptostegia grandiflora flower

close up of light pink and yellow plumaria flowersHere is another beautiful plumaria, its soft pink shading to yellow at the center. In their native climates, plumaria tend to go dormant and drop all or most of their leaves in the cooler months, then push out new leaves and flowers as the weather warms. Here you can see the new flowers and fresh new leaves emerging together.

close up of dark pink Gloriosa lilyGloriosa lily (Gloriosa superbum) comes from tropical and southern Africa and grows as a small vine topped with these incredible flowers.

plumaria with yellow flowersThe fresh foliage and flowers of this plumaria look marvelous backed by a vine-covered fence.


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  1. btucker9675 01/11/2023

    So pretty! Love that gloriosa lily - stunning!

  2. fromvirginia 01/11/2023

    Lovely plumeria. Thanks for sharing.

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    simplesue 01/13/2023

    I think small garden spaces are the most treasured by the gardner, they are so intimate and personal and plants are chosen with much care. You've made a small space into one of those treasured gardens!

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