|Lola in high gear!|
There are more than 100 banana trees in one field and many mango and other fruit trees scattered around the property. Reynaldo’s wife Bea, a retired musician and active quilter, manages the vegetable and flower gardens. In addition to herbs, tomatoes, beans, onions, spinach, arugula, leaf lettuce, pumpkins and squash, she grows roses, impatiens, geraniums, orchids, and one token coffee bush. She has all sorts of tropical perennials and flowering bushes and trees that I can’t identify. At the main gate there are two large bougainvillea bushes and a tree-size dracaena – currently in full bloom - as well as big palm trees everywhere. Perhaps my favorite trees at the farm are the spectacular blooming flamboyants. These trees, sometimes known as coral trees, erupt into glorious flaming coral flowers in November and December.