A week in Gran Canaria

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A week in Gran Canaria

Post by Liz M » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:35 pm

I just had the pleasure of a week in Gran Canaria. The weather was warm and sunny, just a couple of heavy bursts of rain and half a day's wind and I had a good look round the island and saw some impressive scenery and lots of Canary nativeplants and rather too many non-native plants. Here is a selection.
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The interior, mainly rugged mountains
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Another interior
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The almond trees were in full bloom and full of bees
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Monanthes polyphylla
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Aeonium simsii nestling in the rocks, complete with flowers
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by Liz M » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:40 pm

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A beautiful symmetrical clump of aeonium percaneum
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Echium decaisnea
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Kleinia neriifolia
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Euphorbia regis-jubae
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An extraordinary rock formation, it was very thin, with native shrubs in front
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by Liz M » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:51 pm

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A sheet of Aeonium simsii
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Aeonium aureum growing high on rock walls.
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Stressed Aeonium percaneum showing the remnants of last year's flowers and new buds forming
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Aeonium undulatum in front and Aeonium percaneum behind and a clump of Agave
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Aeonium undulatum
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by Liz M » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:58 pm

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More Aeonium aureum in bud
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A clump of Aeonium aureum
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Growing close to the Aeonium aureum, Caldera de Marteles and more Agave
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Aeonium canariense ssp virgineum one in bud
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More Aeonium canariense ssp virgineum, along with Opuntia
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by Liz M » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:03 pm

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Aeonium spathulatum growing near the Aeonium aureum
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Euphobria canariensis and too many Opuntia
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A hillside being taken over by Agaves and Opuntia
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Aeonium arboreum
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An extremely stressed Aeonium arboreum
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by Liz M » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:14 pm

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Aeonium arboreum growing and flowering on a roof
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A Mesem which grew everywhere complete with seed pods
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Found in an open garden Aeonium decorum
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An extraordinary bit of artwork made from plastic bottles in the same garden
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Euphorbia canariensis with Kleinia neriifolia
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by Liz M » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:21 pm

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Looking down from the mountains to this amazing cloud over the sea
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Down a valley to the sea
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View of the mountains with a storm brewing, from the dunes at Maspalomas
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The dunes
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The dunes at sunset
The sky really was that blue and I hope you enjoyed a few views of Gran Canaria and the wonderful plants that are there
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by rodsmith » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:24 pm

Beautiful photos Liz. Thanks for posting them. I'm envious.
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by juster » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:03 pm

A very interesting set of photos Liz, thanks for posting. The Aeoniums look lovely and so does the sunshine!
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Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Post by Keith H » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:35 am

Thanks for posting Liz, I think I need a holiday now.
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