Do you want to wash your eyes with beauty? You absolutely need to come to Vale do Café following the blooming seasons. In the summer, roads lined with purple and white, are a spectacle. In the fall, Fedegosos and Yellow Daisies shine in the fields. In winter, Cipós de São João look like orange rays in the ravines and Ipês Amarelos arrive to announce spring. In it, an explosion: Cássias rosas, Acácias, Bougainvilleas, Flamboyants … Follow the calendar and schedule yourself.
Jacarandá-Banana – Swartzia langsdorffi, is a native legume that bears bluish fruit. Immense tree, with abundant white flowering. Also called Pacová de Macaco.
Yellow Cassias – Large trees with lacy leaves and yellow flowers. From a distance, the canopy is almost completely yellow. They cover large stretches of forest
JANUARY TO MARCH
Daturas – Angel Trumpets, are born naturally on the riversides, mainly in white and pink flowering.
Lírios do Brejo (Swamp Lillies) – White Coronariuns Hedychiuns are at their peak. They start flowering in December and fill the valleys with perfume until March. In a few years, they go until May! It is very common to find roads with extensive floodplains, full of flowers. A spectacle to enjoy: stop the car and breathe. Lilies are widely used in flower pots in the Vale do Café houses for their beauty, but mainly for their wonderful perfum.
FEBRUARY TO MARCH
Quaresmeiras e Sabiás – Quaresmeira, a sacred tree in the region, colors the Atlantic Forest between purple and pink between Carnival and Easter. It carries the name of the special time of the Christian religion, when the priest dresses in purple in liturgies. For forty days it remains in bloom. The roads are beautifully surrounded by purple. In early March, for two to three weeks, the white shrubs of small flowers, join the choir. It is a spectacular experience to walk through the valley at this time of year.
Embaúbas – they are not exactly a flowering. Its silver-colored leaves become even more silver in the summer and brighten the shades of green in the Atlantic Forest. Native to Brazil, they are sacred to the indigenous people
Assa-peixe – shrub that grows in large low thickets. It is edible, medicinal and famous in the production of honey. They decorate the road sides with many small white flowers.
Macela – small, sepia yellow, needle-shaped flowers that fill fields and pathways..
Yellow Fedegosos e Margaridões, ou Flor De Maio (Big Daisies) – Yellow ferns, from the Atlantic biome, appear punctuating the fields. Yellow Daisies (Mexico) are large clumps of 2 to 3 meters that flank some roads. An energy show that lasts approximately 3 weeks.
Bougainvilleas – Autumn Flowering
JUNE AND JULY
Cipós de São João -Native vines of São João a traditional brazilian religious feast, bloom in winter with orange flowers, on fence borders.
AUGUST EARLY SEPTEMBER
Yellow-native Ipê Trees -from the Atlantic Forest. The end of winter in Vale do Café is a pale, tired landscape. Everyone is tired of the drought. Then, when hope seems to be gone for good, a miracle happens: the yellow Ipê blooms. For just a week, two at the most, it shines in the woods promising spring.
Mulungu Vermelho e Rosa – Erythrina mulungu, native to the Atlantic Forest. At the end of winter, it appears, beautiful, in red colors, as signs of life. The pink variety is more rare, but seen on some roadsides. Its trunk is covered with a rich layer of cork.
Café – Coffea. Final de agosto início de setembro, as flores brancas e perfumadas embelezam as plantações e dão esperanças de colheita farta. Um espetáculo que vale viver, na região berço da cafeicultura brasileira.
Flor de São Miguel ou Viuvinha – Petrea Volubilis, nativa do Brasil, floresce no final de agosto, início de setembro, anunciando a Primavera ao lado dos Ipês com lindas flores roxas e brancas.
Imperial Acacia or Golden Rain – Cassia Fístula. Native of India. Beautiful in the squares, or in gardens, explode in yellow curls. Impossible to go unnoticed.
Cássias Rosas – Cassia Grandis. An abundant pink flowering Atlantic Forest tree that bees and wild animals love.
Sibipiruna – the golden lady of the Atlantic Forest, a tall and elegant tree, blooms absolute in conical yellow flowers, from September to November.
Bougainvilleas ou Primaveras, vines of the Atlantic forest, are seen in the distance in treetops in their natural state, or planted in gardens of farms and farms.
Dahlias(Mexico), Rosas(China), Hibiscus (Africa), Coléus (Ásia), Ora Pro Nobis (Americas) – in the small gardens of houses by the roads it is possible to appreciate a profusion of flower plants and colorful foliage (Coléus ).
Sapucaia – a sacred tree for the indigenous peoples of Brazil, its leaves acquire pink flesh color in the middle of spring with small violet flowers. Symbol of abundance with chestnuts and wooden pots, just look up in October and look carefully at the Atlantic Forest. For about a month you will see sapucaias, which delighted the landscaper Glaziou.
Flamboyants – Native to Africa. With its spectacular red flowering, it is present in many gardens of farms, farms.
Maria Sem Vergonha – Impatiens, native to Africa. Found on the edge of shaded paths and gardens.