Category Archives: Trees and Shrubs

Tamarind Tree at Harbour Club Villas

The Tamarind tree apparently was brought to the Caribbean from Africa in the early seventeenth century. Our tree is relatively small at about 18 feet but makes for easy gathering of the fruits. It was originally given to us as a … Continue reading

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Lignum Vitae Tree of Life

All of a sudden after the heavy rains recently, my Lignum Vitae tree has burst into bloom. I then started seeing these beautiful trees in the bush on a recent trip to the grocery store. The Lignum Vitae is also known as the … Continue reading

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Sapodilla Beach

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Rainy Day Walk in the Bush

We’ve had so much rain this past week and the liquid sunshine has created an abundance of flowers in the bush surrounding us here at Harbour Club Villas. I took a guest out to show him some of my favourite … Continue reading

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A Profusion of Pink Puffballs

We’ve been going to the Sports Centre gym behind the IGA and for the past week or so I’ve noticed these bushes with pink flowers. I decided that I should do a post on all the flowering shrubs that are … Continue reading

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Lignum Vitae….Tree of Life

The other day I noticed a Lignum Vitae just loaded with bright yellow-orange fruits. The fruits are capsule shaped and they split open in September and October to expose black seeds that are enclosed in a fleshy red pulp. Commonly called … Continue reading

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Baby Hummingbirds at Harbour Club Villas

I was taking in the laundry today and all of a sudden I heard the humming of a hummingbird………..Barry had told me that he had seen one frequently out back of our cabin. I looked up searching for the tiny … Continue reading

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Papaya or Paw Paw

The Papaya tree or Paw Paw is found growing wild throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands and we have several here at Harbour Club. Presently, Barry and I are juicing these wild papayas almost every day as we have so … Continue reading

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Jamaican Caper Tree

I was up at a friends house and happened to notice a beautiful Caper Tree that was in full bloom. This particular tree seems to stand out when you look in the bush because it has very dense and full looking … Continue reading

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The all important Mangrove

Mangroves protect shorelines from storm and hurricane winds, waves and floods and also serve as valuable nurseries for fish and conch. The shallow waters surrounding the pheumatophores or aerial roots provide a sanctuary and food for juvenile fish, turtles, lobster and … Continue reading

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