Sunday, August 17, 2008
St. George Village Botanical Garden- Part 2
From the blacksmith we cross the street to view the Painkiller Tree. Sometimes also called the Starvation Apple. As a last resort, it was eaten during times of famine. A last resort, because of the horrible odor it has. If you touch the leaves, the smell is really difficult to get off of you. If you touch the fruit, it's even harder and the smell is worse. However, extract from the fruit is sold as Noni. I put some Noni oil on Farmboys really, really bad sunburn and it seemed to work wonders... he said all the pain went away!
Here is the Breadfruit Tree.
Next we come into the Sugar and Rum Factory ruins.
And every now and then, you come across a strongman holding the walls up.
Inside the ruins are three small gardens. The Aloe & Sansevieria Garden...
the Bromeliad Garden. This Spanish Moss looks like mermaid hair.
This one reminds me of faeries.
And the Cactus & Succulent Garden.
Now we'll cross the bridge...
admire the Flamboyant Tree...
walk down the Royal Palm Avenue (which we don't have pictures of) to the old Danish Cemetery.
We are going to stop there. I've been working on this post for forever (remember the picture issue?) and then just as I finished it, I lost more than half of it. It was saved, but disappeared into oblivion anyway. We'll finish it up in the next post. I'm going to go find a Farmboy to rub my shoulders now.
Hope the rest of your weekend is a beautiful one!