Friday, 16 November 2007

Hello Caribbean Garden!

I felt as if I was going on a blind date. Nicole (Tira) from A Caribbean Garden was in Trinidad this week and we managed to hook up for a day of garden visiting and photographing.
She's lovely and has a wonderful sense of humour with a big, big laugh. :)
Here she is chatting with Chris Talma of Foliage Designs who runs one of the larger nuseries on the island. His property is located deep in the Santa Cruz valley, on a slightly raised bluff that looks onto the Northern Range.

While walking on the lovely nature trail that is punctuated by several varieties of heliconia, we chanced upon this barred Anshrik. They are not rare but, neither are they common. I was very happy to get so close to him as to see his red eyes.

Just one of the statues that appear on the trail as you meander your way through the Foliage Design garden.
Lovely pommerac or Malay Apple seldom lasts long on the tree and it is best eaten right off the branch.


Green thumb said...

It must be such a thrill to be able to meet your blogger friends in person, though I personally never had the good fortune to experience it. I wish someday I would.
We tend to create a certain mental picture of the person, whose creations(blogs) we are acquainted with, and it ought to be an experience to be able to compare the mental image with the person 'in person'.

My Chutney Garden said...

Hi Green Thumb,
Yes, you do get a picture of the person in your head, it's interesting when you see them in person. Because we are both Trinidadian there was a lot of what we call "ole talk" which is general chatting and shooting the breeze. She is remarkably knowledgeable on plants in general and her ability to grow things from seed is what had me! I am terrified of seeds. They just have to see me anf it's all over! I would not be the one you want in your wagon on the pioneer trail.

Fish of Pisces @ 5th_E said...

Malay Apple! thats the first time i heard the english version of JAMBU Air (pronounced Jump-Boo Ayer) :)

Nice eaten with thick dark soy sauce and chilli dip *nyum*

zooms said...

Why it took me so long to find you I have no idea and look, Nicole is there too. I'm hooked now. You have a great blog. Think this is what we here in Grenada call French Cachou and yes, definately best from the tree.