Saturday, July 14, 2007

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, July 15

Thank God! I can pull off another Blogger’s bloom day with satisfactory blooms. Well, the worst for my garden is over. It hasn’t rained as per expectations but the humidity has had a beneficial effect on the plants. So, at present, there is a descent bloom and a lot is in the waiting! Gaillardia or the Blanket flower, don’t they look like the sparks coming out of a firecracker? Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia), looks like a cotton woolly clump in pink. It’s a delight to take a handful of flowers and have a sensual delight in the crepe like texture The red flowers of Celosia are seen in the backdrop of green kochea. Nature looks so inviting in basic colors. Plumeria with its wonderful leaves, displaying their magnificent parallel venation, gives a fresh clean scrubbed appearance, just after rains. To see a bright yellow Sunflower in bloom is elevating for the mood. It gives my day a head start. Impatiens or the Balsam- seedpods, which open suddenly when touched, makes it rather interesting. Fire Bush (Hamelia patens )-known for its heat tolerance,comforts me when it is sizzling outside. Dwarf Mussaenda (Mussaenda glabra) - Sometimes, beautiful things of life come in small packages. Old horses there- Hibiscus And Zinnias

19 comments:

Carol said...

Your July flowers look great. Thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Crafty Gardener said...

It's the middle of July and time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. You have lots of beautiful blooms in your garden. Lots is happening in My Canadian Garden ... hope you can stop by for a visit.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Lovely to see so many blooms in your garden dear Green Thumb, eventhough you've had no rain as yet. Shall I sent some over because we have plenty of rain. ;-)

I see we both have the same Impatiens glanduliforum flowering in the garden. What fun it is to touch the seed pods when they're ripe. :-D Mine are in deep pink, pink and white, I see that you have purple ones too, how nice.

My bloom post is up!

kate said...

Your garden is looking lush and wonderful with the rain that you did have. I love the flowers of the Fire bush, the Plumeria and the Crepe Myrtle. At the same time, the Gaillardia is in bloom. That is really neat. I also had some glimpses of your pots with the Dwarf Mussaenda. I'm still remembering the great pictures of the rain falling and your little one enjoying the wonder of it all!

Alyssa said...

You have a very interestin sit. So many of your lovely flowers are grown here as well. I really like the gaillardia and balsam. It truly is a small world.

Andrea's Garden said...

Don't worry, you always have something to show us. I am jealous of your zinnias. I forgot to plant some this year and yours are just beautiful! Andrea

Layanee said...

Green Thumb: Great pictures and so very colorful! I planted balsam this year! It is doing just so so. Are you deadheading this plant and removing the seedpods? Thanks for sharing your garden!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous colors. Hope all is OK with the rains over there.

Nicole said...

I don't know what you were worried about-loads of very vivid blooms! Did you notice your crepe myrtle looks just like mine?!
I love the zinnias, your garden reminds me of my mother's when i was growing up, she always had zinnias,impatiens, cockscomb and pink hibiscus.

Annie in Austin said...

Hello Green thumb,
As Andrea noted, your gorgeous orange zinnias make me wish I'd remembered to buy seeds and planted some - Zinnias are so good for cut flowers. I love my salvias, but their scent is too unpleasant for a dinner table... some really stink!

What a delicate pink crepe myrtle, Green thumb - it's a prettier color than my magenta pink ones.

I'll bet your daughter loves the pink petals falling like snow from the flower heads. Does she like to touch the balsam flowers to see them pop? I grew them back when my daughter was a child.

The Mussaenda is new to me - off to google it!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Entangled said...

What lovely plants! I'm always peeking around the flowers to look at the foliage, but I didn't realize that plumeria has such beautiful leaves. Do the kochia leaves ever turn red in your climate? I've thought of growing it for the autumn color. I hope the monsoon is treating you kindly.

Nicole said...

Green Thumb,on a different topic-I was checking to see where you live to learn more about it, geographically and climate wise, and realised you are in UP, and my great-grandfather came from UP! All I know (as he returned to India (New Delhi) before I was born, but his son, my grandfather, was 16 years at the time and ran away the day the ship left for India, and so remained in the Caribbean) is that my grandfather came from either in or near a place called Azamghar and his last name is Rai. Do you know anything about Azamghar?

A wildlife gardener said...

Lush, vibrant, exotic, green-fingered cornucopia...just exquisite, green thumb:)

Green thumb said...

Thank you all for their valuable time in visiting and commenting on my blog. It is heartening and humbling at the same time.
Dear Nicole, it is exciting that your great grandfather came from Azamgarh. Isn't it strange how destiny can take such a turn and give a totally different shape to one's future.
Azamgarh is located in the east side of U.P and U.P being a state bigger in size than many of the world's nations, I do not know much about it but your query has certainly aroused my curiosity.You can find more info on the link- http://azamgarh.nic.in/

kate said...

Just wanted to stop in and say hello, Green Thumb! Hope your week is going well...

punam said...

hi there
lovely flowers.. can u tell me where can i buy seeds for vegetables in delhi.. i stay close to delhi
take care punam

punam said...

hi green queen...n u know i love planting flowers n vegetables right now i have mustard spinach brinjal corriander n mint growing..

punam said...

hi green queen...n u know i love planting flowers n vegetables right now i have mustard spinach brinjal corriander n mint growing..

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