very beautiful plant is the Lipstick tree (Bixa orellana). Its seeds are a natural colorant used in coockery and cosmetics.
Hibiscus mutabilis changes its white colour to pink and finally red within a day. It is called “dog putan” in Thai, Confederate rose in English or Hibiscus mutabilis in the scientific name. Certainly a wonder!
Christmas geese are difficult to find in Thailand. At Discovery Garden Pattaya we grow them. We can send deep frozen Christmas geese all over Thailand.
We grow a very tasty Guava at our Discovery Gardens in Thailand. It is quite sizeable, pear shaped, outside yellow and inside red. It has a sweet strawberry taste, can be eaten fresh or processed into a delicious jam.
When gosslings are ready to hatch, they first make a hole in the egg shell and start breathing. Hans Fritschi helps them with this didfficult task as the get a good start in life.
After our biggest Baobab tree had fallen down surprisingly, we thought it was high time to cut down other dangerous trees. About ten had the potential of killing our neighbours if they fell on their houses by accident. So we hired this outstanding 40 year tree cutting master from nearby who did a tremendous job.
We had to wait for a long time, but now the rainy season has finally arrived. The rains have already filled our ponds and canals considerably. But the water has also softened the ground thus felled our biggest Baobab.
Visit a Thai tropical garden in Pattaya
If you are interested in plants like Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves, Pepper, Thai figs, Baobab trees or Guava types Hans Fritschi takes you to an extended tour through his unique Discovery Garden Pattaya. You can also visit said garden in person or order all kinds of unusual plants for your own garden if you are located in Thailand or Laos.
It is called Money tree, Malabar chestnut or Pachira insignis, this nut tree from South-America only flowers once a year, right now. It produces the most spectacular flowers, but so far has not given us any of the delicious edible nuts. Pachira insignis can be compared to Pachira aquatica which flowers all year around and delivers a constant flow of edible nuts. But when it comes to beauty of the flowers, Pachira insignis is the clear winner.
Now during the Thai New Year celebrations people suffer the worst heat annually with temperatures climaxing around 40 degrees Celsius. We are glad to have a solar system in place that provides us with plenty of clean and reneawable energy. During the day we not only can power washing machines, pumps and all other houshold machinery but also charge our electric car and run at least two more aircons with carbon free solar energy.