Saturday, February 19, 2011

Starburst or Shooting Star


The Starburst trees are bursting with flowers, finally after a couple of years of poor performance due to cold weather, they are blooming again. Traditionally they bloom around Christmas but this year the early cooler weather delayed their blooms.

This is my tree; the only problem I have is all the suckers it sends up. The tree can be a nuisance, but the flowers make it worth it.

That's my neighbor’s tree; it was a sucker from my tree.

Is mango time!!!

All the mango trees in Miami are full of flowers, it looks like is going to be a good mango season.

I don’t have a mango tree in my yard, and every year around this time I wish I had one. May be this is the year.

Today my work in the garden consisted of fixing my sprinklers (not fun at all). We are in the middle of our dry season, this month so far our area is seven inches below the normal rain levels. We are under water restrictions and can only use the sprinklers twice a week.

7 comments:

Meems said...
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Meems said...

Ah,Rusty, my starburst has failed to bloom for the third winter in a row. The frosts and freezes burn it back before bloom. Yours is stunning.
meems

islandgal246 said...

Stunning shrub! Mine are coming to the end of their blooming period. Yes those suckers are problematic. I agree the flowers are worth it!

Rainforest Gardener said...

How could you not have a mango tree in Miami? Then again, there are so many cool things to grow down there that I'd be hesitant to grow a common tree like that myself. Now a jaboticaba or a sugar apple on the other hand...

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Looks great there!

Claribel said...

Hola!!! El arbol es hermoso. Yo tengo varios en mi jardin en Puerto Rico. Y mis arboles de mango tambien estan llenitos de flores. Un gusto saber que eres de nuestra hermana Cuba. Visitame. Un abrazo, Claribel

Darla said...

Your Starbust Tree is beautiful...dang at the mangos that will be hanging around your town...water restrictions are tough.