Monday, May 14, 2007
Garden Bloggers Blooms day
Here comes another 15th day of the month and thanks to the Garden Blogger’s bloom day,I gave my garden another comprehensive look.While preparing the blooms' list I was pleasantly surprised by the number of blooms in my garden,all thanks to you Carol.Here goes my list: My Adenium obesum showcasing its vibrant pink bloom. The Caladium flower,thogh not a typical flower in terms of form and colours,but having a beauty of its own. Rangoon creeper or the ‘Madhumalti vine’, as it is known in hindi,is one of my favorites. Its heavenly aroma combines with the night breeze to make the night time stroll in the garden a sensuous pleasure Bougainvillea, with those stunningly colored, papery blooms is a summer savior. It adds color to the garden swathing it with its myriad hues. The white Hibiscus with its pristine white color looks simply beautiful. China Rose or Bunga Raya or hibiscus rosa sinensis , a favorite of biology teachers in high school to teach basic botany b'coz of the simplicity with which its parts are arranged by nature. Hibiscus is widely used in Hindu worships as a flower offering to deities The Gerbera flower with its overlapping ray florets.An interesting fact is that the central capitulum is made up of many individual flowers. Petunias continue giving me company and feature in my Blogger’s bloom day post for the third time in succession. My first Canna lily of the season.Any summer garden is incomplete without these gorgeous flourescent yellow flowers.The ease with which they can be grown here gives them an edge over all other summer blooms. Plumbago, again an essentially tropical evergreen shrub, has just given out these cute light blue flowers. This post has instilled a feeling of immense satisfaction in me. My garden is fighting the intense summer heat and is ,quite literally, coming out with flying colours!