Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My parents' garden

Captain's Log, Stardate 05.19.2009

Captain Caffeine and I went to Hawaii for my dad’s 70th birthday! While there, I took some pictures of the plants growing in the backyard to show you guys!

Isn't this cute????? A little pineapple!!! I'm not sure how long Dad has had this pineapple plant. They take YEARS to get one fruit.

Don't know what this is, but it's pretty.

Our orange tree has the sweetest oranges I've ever eaten. Seriously. There weren't many ripe ones on the tree while we were there, unfortunately.

This flower is called a brownea, I think. I believe my grandfather got the tree as a sapling or whatever and now the tree's huge. It's not native to Hawaii, I think it's from Malaysia or somewhere around thereabouts.

This is our lychee tree. The reddish parts are the flowers. In a few weeks, it'll be loaded with red fruit. I was really sad to miss the fresh lychee on my trip home. That's one thing I really miss. I totally took it for granted when I was growing up. I can't eat the canned lychee because I've been spoiled by eating the fresh stuff all my life.

I'm actually not sure what this tree/bush is.

This is my mom's pride and joy, her ginger flowers. She'd just cut a bunch so they're not as full of flowers as they usually are, but here's one.

Plumeria! Pretty, but the sap is annoying and hard to get off your fingers when you're making leis. Um... not that many of you have made plumeria leis ... Just trust me.
This is the plumeria tree. It's a bit skeletal.
My dad also has some rockin' hibiscus! I'll show those tomorrow.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for sharing your pics of back home. I've never been to Hawaii. Someday I hope to visit there.