Category Archives: Jatropha


It’s rained all day,here,at TheGreatWall.
Serious rain.
The first real rain we’ve had in quite a while.
And we really needed the rain.So,I’m not complaining.
As my mother used to say,a real gully washer.
The day started off with a steady rain,progressed to thunderstorms,slowed down to a steady rain in the afternoon,and,now,thunderstorms again.
So,between the raindrops I ventured out,camera in hand,to snap a few photos.

IMG_2009 Pink and white plumeria.
It starts out like this and will mature to pink and white.

IMG_2010”Light Rainbow” plumeria

Yellow plumeria.
This one is from a cutting from my Dad’s original plumeria that he brought back from Hawaii.

Banana Shrub.For some reason it’s blooming again.

One of the many Buddha’s,at TheGreatWall.
I love them! They bring such a calming sense to the garden.It feels so peaceful to come upon one of them,when I walk through the garden.

Raindrops on the Jatropha.
The Zebra Longwings love this plant.Just not in the rain….

Love this as an accent plant.Does well in containers or directly in the ground.

Raindrops on a Fan Palm frond.

The rain is forecast to continue for another two days…..

…..more than enough rain for awhile……



A slight lightning delay….

… the Bucs game.
…But not at TheGreatWall….

It is still summer in Florida,after all…..

Time to do some pruning.

Make an arrangement for the table….IMG_1519

Pine Cone Ginger Zingiber zerumbet
Jatropha Jatropha integerrima
Pagoda Flower Clerodendrum paniculatum
Canna (I got this from my neighbor,and have no idea what it’s real name is)
and a lone red Caladium
The lightning delay is over….

Go Bucs!!!!!!!!

…the Bills won…..