Plumeria (Frangipani) tree

To put these pictures in perspective, think about the fact that the landscape around here is the dusty, rolling plains of the Sahel. Lots of dust, sand, and more dust and sand.

Sahel across Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.

So the tropical garden Malick has created and maintained in this climate is truly impressive – and beautiful. He studied horticulture at a school here in Dakar.

Malick giving us the garden tour
Bougainvillée over the wall
Plumeria flowers - they smell amazing!
Palm tree and bougainvillée
Malick and Cheikh. (Look at how dry the ground is naturally!)
Bunch of bougainvillée flowers
Malick's plumeria flowers
Red hibiscus