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May, the bloom of Tajinaste flower

Sonntag, Mai 1st, 2022

The spring month May is the month of love, warm temperatures and the of efflorescent biota. 20 % of the vegetation of the sunny island of Tenerife can be found in the Teide national park.

And it’s Tajinaste time on Teide! This flower (tajinaste rojo, Echium wildpretii, bugloss, Tower of Jewel) is a columnar plant with a beautiful and lush red colour.

tajinaste bloom

In the late spring or early summer, in the months of May and June is the time Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: Flowers & Plants, Nature, Photo-Blog, Teide National Park

Subtropic garden Tigaiga

Donnerstag, September 9th, 2010

The Hotel Tigaiga in Puerto de La Cruz owns a unique, subtropic garden. The hotel is placed above the centre of Puerto de La Cruz near the Taoro park.

Hotel Tigaiga and its garden exist since 1959. The surface area of the subtropic garden amounts more than 4.000 m². In this little paradise you can find blooming flowers in nearly all the colours, plenty of palm trees, aquatic plants and much more. The different plants … Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: Flowers & Plants, Hotels, Parks & Gardens, Puerto de la Cruz

Farmers Market in La Orotava

Sonntag, Juli 8th, 2007

The farmer market in La Orotava runs on Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30am to 3pm.

The farmers offer a good range of local produce and crafts, including fruit and vegetables, cheeses, honey, bread, cakes, eggs, potatoes, wine, plants and flowers.

farmers market tenerife, La Orotava

The farmers market is held up in the heart of the traditional agricultural area on the island of Tenerife. It’s proving to be a shrewd development.

In the heart of the Orotava Valley in the town of … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Flowers & Plants, La Orotava, Shopping

Dragon tree reputed to be a thousand years old

Montag, April 2nd, 2007

dragon tree tenerife

The Dragon Tree, especially the very old plant Drago Milenario in Icod de los Vinos, is one of the iconic symbols of Tenerife. In spanish the name of the canary dracaena plant is «Drago» or «Draguito» which is the diminutive form.

It is very slow growing, but when it attains maturity it usually has a thick trunk which is crowned by a thick umbrella-shaped canopy of dagger-like leaves.

It gets its popular name from the secretion of Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Candelaria, Flowers & Plants, Icod de los Vinos, Nature, Photo-Blog