Now, in the tropics, we don't have much rain. It almost never rains. And if it does, Annabel, Shawn and I go out in our bathing suits and splash in the mud puddles, slide on the grass (and ruin the lawn), jump on the trampoline and play in the pool. But usually it's just hot, hot, hot outside. So some plants don't do so well here. And it's usually the prettiest ones. When we go to the plant store, usually all the kids get to pick out a plant. "Can I have this one?" Annabel says.
"Ok," says mom
"I want this one!" Shawn would say.
"No" says mom "That is a tree. Why don't you have this one?"
"Yeah!" says Shawn excitedly.
"Can I have this one?" I ask.
"Skylar, those flowers don't do well here, it's too hot."
"Rats." So then I'm stuck with the a mini cactus instead of the pretty purple chrysanthemums. After that we go home and plant them, and I wish I had the mums. Then, before a week is over, someone over waters my cactus and it wilts like overcooked broccoli. But it isn't so bad. In fact, some plants do really well here.
Here is a picture of our front yard
These are flowers that grow in our backyard