A few photographs of persimmons and pomegranates on trees in my wife’s parent’s garden in Kefalonia, Greece. Despite economic woes, Greece’s climate remains ideal for growing a huge range of […]
I’m experimenting with growing two unconventional tropical/sub-tropical trees in Greece, Moringa olieifera and Ziziphus mauritiana. I’ve posted some initial photos below and will update as time goes by… Below is […]
I photographed this mural in Athens a while ago, just getting around to posting it. Please let me know via the comment forum if you know who the artist is […]
Common names include: لسوڑا, Lasura, Assyrian Plum, Pidar, Panugeri, Naruvilli, Geduri, Spistan, and Burgund dulu wanan. The Assyrian plum is a tree of tropical and subtropical regions, native to India, […]
Another nice example of an occupied house consumed by vines.
This website isn’t just about plants.. here’s a photo of some interesting coloration resulting from numerous generations of paint peeling off the underside of an old balcony.
Pistacia lentiscus is a member of the Anacardiaceae family, relative of such well-known food crops as Mango, Cashew and Pistachio. P. lentiscus is a shrub or tree that grows in […]
There is some incredible old stone walls and masonry work in Kambos, on Chios Island, Greece where I am currently attending the 6th European Botanical Garden Congress. See below for […]
Another building clad in vegetation.
This weblog mostly concerns itself with plants/flora, however occasionally I’ll upload other topics of interest. Here’s another mural I saw in Athens…
Although much of Athens may be plagued by the unsightly spraypaint scrawlings of disenfranchised youth, if you wander enough you will come across some fantastic murals/paintings/street art. Here’s a good […]
Since the onset of spring I’ve seen a number of heavily vegetated building facades throughout Athens, like this one. I remember passing by this particular building in the winter when […]
I was surprised to find this Ceiba pentandra tree in a park in Athens. The tree is native to Mexico, Central America, Northern South America, and the Caribbean. It is […]
I took these photos of massive, old Washingtonia filifera palms growing in Zappio park, Athens (just off Syntagma square and Parliament). The tree is native to California and other parts […]