Friday, 18 May 2012

When it rains in Africa….

….the landscape is transformed over night from brown parched earth to lush greens and reds…..

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…these beauties seem to just need to smell the rain and their heads pop out of the dry earth….

3 comments:

deanna7trees said...

can you tell me the name of that orange flower. i think that is what i have. it is a bulb that multiplies each year and is magnificent when it blooms. one bulb was given to me years ago but i do not remember the name of it.

Greasyming said...

Hi Deanna I think the plant you are referring to is called a "clivia" which is a bulb which multiplies. I am not sure what the plant in the picture is called. I have not seen them before coming here to Sierra Leone. They are just amazing; during the dry season we were watering the bed where they were planted (just a single bulb. we planted five and only five have come up) from the plastic water tank to the right of our house. In all those months not a sign of them....but just after the first heavy rainfall....they made an appearance...

deanna7trees said...

thanks for your reply. i looked up clivia but it does not look like my plant. i was going to send you a picture but did not have your e-mail address.