Category Archive: Flowers

C is for Caper

Caper Flower – click for full size image Our very first caper flower, on a caper bush we grew from seeds collected in the wild! It bloomed last night and these are shots… Continue reading

F: Flora of the Flood Paths

A collage of desert blooms seen on a morning walk through Wadi Digla – a protected area near Ma’adi, Cairo. Like Sinai, the wadis around Cairo also received some rains early this year.… Continue reading

O: Oleander

Oleander (Nerium oleander) is a very popular decorative plant for both private and public gardens in Egypt. The flowers grow in a range of colors – pink, white, yellow, rose, or deep red.… Continue reading

C: Camel Hoof Tree

C is for the Camel Hoof Tree Bauhinia variegata is known in Arabic as “Khuff el-Gamal“, or the Camel Hoof. Notice the shape of the leaves resembles a camel’s hoof. Common names in… Continue reading

F: Flame Tree or R: Royal Poinciana

F is for Flame Tree…or R, this time, for Royal Poinciana 😉 Yes, it’s another flame tree post – this time up close. These beautiful flowers are growing in Dahab, South Sinai. Apparently, there… Continue reading

J: Jacaranda

J is for Jacaranda Jacaranda trees are not native to Egypt but a very popular decorative plant…and one of my favorite things about springtime in Ma’adi.

H: Hibiscus

H is for Hibiscus Hibiscus sabdariffa is a common flowering plant in Egypt. The petals of this flower are used to make karkade, a popular – and delicious! – infusion sweetened with sugar… Continue reading

B: Bougainvillea

Although not native to Egypt, Bougainvillea is a very popular decorative plant here – in private gardens, hotel gardens, and along some roads. The plants grow well in our warm climate and I… Continue reading

J: Jasmine

J is for Jasmine This was one of the first blooms on our new jasmine plant in our desert garden in Dahab, South Sinai. About this Escapade

C: Caper

C is for Caper This is an up-close shot of a flower of a caper plant, Capparis spinosa. Taken on a hike through Wadi Degla, near Ma’adi – south of Cairo. About this… Continue reading