Thursday, July 9, 2009

Strength and beauty

The teak is one of the strongest woods. This tree will mature after 20 years, when it is 35 years old. Teak wood was used for ship building in the 19th century. Now its wood is prized for building and making furniture. Being a tall tree, it is the home of many birds. The tree is so tough, but its flowers are so delicate, like lace. The flowers attract honeybees and butterflies. When I took this photo, there were dozens of honeybees hovering on the flowers.


  1. I had no idea what a teak tree looked like! It really is pretty.

  2. Thank you for stopping by, Catherine.I have two teak trees, which cast a great deal of shade. I can only make compost heaps under them.

  3. You have some of the most interesting plants.

    Goldenray Yorkies