Though the rainy season has not begun yet in Kochi, it rains a lot every day. In spite of this humid weather, in Makino Botanical Garden various kinds of flowers are blooming beautifully and charmingly. In this blog I’ll introduce only a few flowers. Please enjoy watching them.
This plant is poisonous, so most insects don’t like this. But, young worms of Jyakouageha, a kind of a butterfly eat these poisonous leaves and store the poison in their bodies. As a result, birds don’t intend to eat the young worms. So, the young worms are natural enemies to this plant. I’m sure this plants are surprised by the fact.
Sumomo, a kind of plum
Makino Botanical Garden is located in Mt.Godaisan. And in this mountain farmers have produced this plum. The taste is a little sour yet fresh.
Dr.Makino found this hydrangea and name it “Himeajisai”. But, so far wild “Himeajisai” has not been found. Why don’t you find wild “Himeajisai”?
Dr.Makino found this flower in Kochi. This is endangered species.
It looks like grass, but it is a tiny tree. Their small flowers are very cute. In this photo I am touching the plant. Then I can smell the same as the thyme.
In Makino Botanical Garden some flowers and plants are preparing to bloom next month. I’ll introduce these flowers which will bloom in July.
Please refer to my tour, Kochi Castle, Makino Botanical Garden and Meditation and Kochi - Henro Pilgrimage, Zazen Meditation & Shakyo Writing.
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