Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hooked on Nectar

This plant (no idea what it is called) only blooms once in eight years after which it dies. A stem from which the flowers bloom literally shoots up by growing at least fifty centimeters a week, growing up to three meters high in about six weeks . When it starts blooming it is buzzing with visitors. It attracts many sugar birds (which I never see otherwise), bees and butterflies. It is a hub of activity every day as everyone tries to get their share of nectar. I am so very grateful to have a garden in the UAE.

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