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Flowers of the Day: N’Djamena, Chad

Submitted by on February 18, 2017 – 8:44 amNo Comment

Hilton Hotel, N'Djamena, ChadWhen the daily temperatures are over 100° F it’s hard to maintain a flower garden.

The landscapers at the Hilton Hotel in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, have tried planting a floral circle with a variety of blooms.

From a balcony a few floors up, the result seems rather skimpy.

The ceramic floral tiles at the hotel entrance are perhaps a better Central African solution.

(Photo ©2016 by Susan McKee)

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