May 28, 2008

His thumb is green

My father-in-law is an agronomist. Along with the really important stuff he did in his career (you know, stuff like helping the farmers in Mexico feed their families by developing several hybrid seeds for sorghum varieties), he also grew a really green thumb. Everything he has attempted to grow has flourished. Well... everything unless you consider the tree Sintu, the bazillion pound Alaskan Malamute, dug up to eat its roots - three times. But that's another story for another day.

When we visited this past weekend, here's what we found in the yard. (To be fair, my mother-in-law and her housekeeper of 25 years also live in the house and could possibly claim credit for some of what you will see below.)


Bouganvilla

Pink frangipani
White Frangipani

Hibiscus


Morning glories


Pride of Barbados Tree (also known as Fire Tree)




I married his son.




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

incredible - i don't think my camera will take this kind of pics - assuming I had the subject.
T

Paula (SweetPea) said...

All very beautiful. I especially love the pink boug and the white frangi.

Thanks.

As you can tell on my blog I LOVE flowers. The pics I have are just off the internet except one is my own cherry tree.

See you soon!
Paula

Jenn at Casa de Castro said...

Comment from my daddy:

Flowers are gorgeous! And I think some of the "green" rubbed off on your hubby! Jes make him stop trimming the ROSES!!! :)