A little-known area

A few people know this name which designs the group of archipelagos of the Atlantic Ocean composed by the islands of the Azores, the Canary Islands, the islands of Cape Verde and Madeira Island. As the climate is variable, but nonetheless, of Mediterranean-type (reduced rainfall in summer), I had to make a choice of species requiring almost no watering during summer. I’ve added to this area, xerophytic plants from the Moroccan coast and South of  Spain and, of course, I kept some growing naturally here.

 Among all these plants are some short-lived as viper’s bugloss (Echium sp), chrysanthemum (Argyranthemum frutescens) etc., and thus this area evolves more than others over the years. Nevertheless, this area is organised around typical plants from the Macaronesian flora. To name some: the dragon tree (Dracaena draco), AeoniumPinus canariensis, the canary sage (Salvia canariensis) which naturalizes freely  , as do Pterocephalus and Retama monosperma from South of Spain.