Tuesday, August 14, 2007
August Garden Bloggers Blooms Day
A very happy and bloomful Bloggers Blooms day to all of you. August is a month when rains start to wane and the weather gradually advances towards cooler and thus better in India Garden; so here I go around clicking my blooms, enjoying the cool moist air and smelling the captivating smell of wet earth. Starting with The auspicious, ever so charming Rose... 'Sparkles’ of Gaillardia… Cannot resist a Canna lily... New bloom in my flowering World- Cosmos. Pristine white- Pentas. Five petals form a pentacle; that’s rather interesting as a pentacle is believed to be the nature’s symbol of great power (Ever read ‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown!) Star of the garden The Shooting Star Flower or Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum ... ‘Spaghetti on top’! Crinum asiaticum ‘Periwinkle’ or Sadabahaar which means always in bloom in hindi Hedychium coronarium or the Ginger lily- rain flowering plants, an indicator that we did have rains this season! Glad to have Gladioli blooming. Some more and I’ll be giving off bouquets!!! Spider lily… an ephemeral bloom… symbolic of rain. There is a predominance of ‘white’ this time; have the rains washed the garden of its color? Colocasia…It also Flowers! Crape jasmine or ‘Chandni’-as it is known in Hindi. ‘Chandni’ refers to moonlight and because of the soothing white color this flower has, it has been named so. Blooming Bananas! Might seem odd here, but couldn’t resist including these cute ‘infantile’ Bananas in the bloom list,well, the flower looks lovely too. That is the list of my blooms. Hibiscus, Zinia and Celosia are blooming too. Once again I thank all my blogger friends out there for having made our mutual passion, gardening, feel even more interesting. Time to do some blog hopping, and enjoy the blooms all over the world, all this, while ensconced in the comforts of my home.