Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Gardening in the Canary Islands, April 2015

We traveled to three of the Canary Islands during April this year. I marveled at just how easy it is to maintain an attractive garden given the maintained weather they enjoy: with warmth, without frost, minimal rain and rich volcanic soil. The following images were taken in the Valley of a Thousand Palms, Haria, Lanzarote.


Sculpture, cacti and succulents survive with a minimal of care - a gardener's dream one might imagine.


The whitewashed, low-rise buildings of Lanzarote and a thousand or so palm trees.






Of all the plants that morning, the Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn) stood out. Very attractive and garden gloves compulsory.

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