Sunday, May 9, 2010

Don't Pick the Flowers

 
"Pluck not the wayside flower;
It is the traveler's dower.
~William Allingham (1824-1889)

Photo taken at Abu Dhabi Corniche Gardens.

6 comments:

Sam May 9, 2010 at 10:49 PM  

These are tropical flowers. I remember growing them in our garden in S. America. Thanks for jogging my memory. WOW!

San Diego Farmgirl May 10, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

Beautiful!

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph May 10, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

Yes, Sam. I was surprised to see them growing here and looking so good given the current temperature (100oF). Any ideas what they're called?

Sam May 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

I remember we called it the sweetheart flowers, because the tiny flowers look like hearts

Guyana-Gyal May 15, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

They grow super-wild in Jamaica. They used to grow wild here too, but we hardly see them around now. My mother tried planting this in our garden in the 80's, she said, but they died.

We call it 'kyarita bush'. I think 'kyarita' means 'character' - honour, behaviour...as in, "She ain't got no kyarita".

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph May 27, 2010 at 1:34 AM  

Thanks for the info Sam & Guyana Gyal. And to think I wasn't going to bother to post this photo - Glad I did.

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