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.

19 comments:

Marie said...

Thank you for showing me some new plants I have not seen before. I love the banana!!

Annie in Austin said...

You were so right in your comment on my blog, Green Thumb - we do have some plants in common that are doing well, like the white ginger and cannas. But many of yours are looking much better. My Pentas are so pitiful that I couldn't take a photo of them for bloom day!! Yours are beautiful!! Is there a secret?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Carol said...

I love seeing what you can grow in a place so far, far away from my own garden. Beautiful flowers... it must be so nice to walk through your gardens right now.

Thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Layanee said...

Green Thumb: Great bloom day post and you have bananas! Thanks for sharing!

Salix Tree said...

oh, so exotic to my eyes!
I love those yellow gaillardias, what an amazing shape of flower. As have a lot of your white flowers, such spidery blooms. I especially like the lily.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Lovely post! The Sadabahaar is one of my favorite plants and I wouldn't mind some Spaghetti on top! It's fun to see that Gladioli are blooming in both our gardens eventhough we garden so far apart and in very different climes! Like the bananas too, lucky you to have them in the garden!

My Chutney Garden said...

How amazing that our gardens are so similar halfway across the world. I feel immediately at home looking at your photos. You could be next door.
Your garden looks beautiful and is producing far more blooms than my own.You have given me incentive!
Thanks for sharing a piece of your world.
Sharon

Apple said...

You have many beautiful flowers in your garden. I love to see the tropical plants that I can only dream of here. I've never seen a banana flower before. You also have several that will survive our harsh winters. I always find it amazing that in other places they will all grow together.

kate said...

Your garden looks so amazingly lush - and colourful to me. Gorgeous white spider lilies contrast beautifully with their foliage - the canna lilies and gladioli are colourful as our the pretty gaillardia.

I have never seen a Shootin Star Flower. How tall does it get... It looks lovely with the spotted silvery foliage nearby. The Crinum asiaticum is also a new one for me.

Thank you for sharing some names in Hindu as well - I like the idea of the periwinkle being called "always in bloom".

Jardineira aprendiz said...

So beautiful! I specially loved Sadabahaar - for the flower, for the meaning, and for the sound I imagine of the word!

I haven't come here for a while, (too much work, too little energy) I hope you were not affected by heavy rains. I suppose these were worst in the south?

Lynsey said...

I love the banana photo - the subtle mauve colours of the sheathes and the limey green of the juvenile bananas look so good together. There's something lovely about hearing rain on the leaves. I so miss growing bananas...

Anonymous said...

I loved your pictures beyond words and I am envious because my garden has suffered and is still suffering from drought conditions. I live in Mississippi. If you have a passion for flowers then I know you will love reading "Diary of a Wannabe Gardener." It follows the failures and successes of a passionate gardener in a creatively humorous diary for a year. You can preview the book at www.bbotw.com Whenever your plants slow down or when you slow down-- whichever comes first,relax with this book. Let me know how you liked it. Enjoy finding all of those beautiful flowers on blog sites. Enjoy nature and enjoy life

Marie said...

Beautiful flowers! Some of them are very different from those in Norway.

Andrea's Garden said...

Loved your pictures as always! I have been thinking of you when I saw the pictures of the floods in your country. It seems you have not been affected by it. Take care, Andrea

A wildlife gardener said...

Beautiful blooms, dear green thumb. I wish I could smell them :)

Enjoyed your last post on the natural healing properties of plants. The evidence so far about the turmeric is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

pushpa said...

Hello Green thumb, I accidentally came across your blog & I can't tell you how delighted I was. I live in Durgapur a small industrial town in West Bengal, am a school teacher by profession & my husband is a surgeon. We are originally from Uttar Pradesh but are settled in Bengal since last generation. .Gardening has become my passion since last couple of years but here there is no one to guide me seriously.You being a doctor & a woman must be an extremely busy person but will you from time to time help me with my queries? I eagerly await your positive response. Any one else who sees this is welcome to be my teacher cum guide in this.

Green thumb said...

Thanks all for the lovely comments.

Jardeneira and Andrea-thanks a lot for showing concern.It was so nice of you. My place was not affected by the recent floods,in fact, the rainfall was way below average this year.

Dear Pushpa,welcome to India Garden. It will be a great pleasure for me if I can help you in any way. I can understand your situation b'coz like you I too live in a small place where there are no means of getting any guidance related to gardening.But the best way to learn about plants is to be with them. So here's wishing you lots of luck and Happy Gardening.

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pixelshots said...

nice flowers. hope you keep updating the photo galleries here. have some kerala flower pics in my blog pixelshots with the flower names and info. flowers like jamanthy, violet dahlias, blanket flower, shoe flowers, water hyacinth flowers, kanikonna or golden shower, hydranchea, kerala rose flowers,neelakurinjy etc.

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