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Pink Frangipanis: At the Height of their Season

8 Apr

Here in Sydney, Australia, the Frangipanis are at the height of their season.

We have a couple in our front garden.

This is a photograph of our pink specimen. It was planted about forty-five years ago by my parents.

Although it lacks the glorious, strong perfume of the yellow variety, its delightful colour more than makes up for it.

Besides, we for one household  don’t really need it since the aroma of the yellow one fills the night air.

Pink Frangipani

Pink Frangipani



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In the Pink: Frangipanis

2 Feb
Pink Frangipani

Pink Frangipani

Our glorious pink Frangipani  is  now in bloom.

It stands opposite the wonderfully-scented yellow and white variety that I featured in an earlier post.

The delightful, tropical feel that these striking flowers bring to a garden is magical!

But these are amazing plants, for in the winter, their bare, thick branches create an effect like sculpture.

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Fragrant Frangipani and Memories of Childhood

14 Jan

One of my most vivid childhood memories is participating in the delightful pastime of collecting the fallen flowers of the Frangipani tree.

The tree in question lived (and thrived) in the front garden of my Aunt and Uncle, who lived several doors down the street. It was in a suburb where gardens were small, and flowers of this quality were in short supply. Deliciously fragrant and pretty flowers were a treasure, especially through my childish eyes.

As time went by, my parents, sister and I moved away to the house where I currently live. Frangipanis all but disappeared from my life, until one day, Dad brought home a couple of small, bare trees. These he planted in our front garden.

This photo is of the variety identical to that of my Aunt and Uncle. The other specimen– a glorious pink– is also doing well.

Fragrant Frangipani

Fragrant Frangipani

I only wish that you could savour the perfume…

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