Thursday, February 14, 2008

Garden Bloggers Blooms Day Feb15

Its time for another Garden Bloggers Blooms Day hosted on the 15th of every month by Carol at May Dreams Garden , but this time my GBBD post has a slight twist! As I have come to Delhi at my Mom's place for some time, the pics featured here are from a Community Garden in the colony where we stay.flowers 029 Spring is in full glory here.There were rows and rows of lovely Calendulas bordered by some Indian pinks.flowers 001 flowers 002 flowers 005 And there were rows of Sweet William bordered by very sweet smelling Alyssum.My cutie pie is happily providing scale:) flowers 016 flowers 018 There were these round beds full of some nice seasonal annuals beneath the lined Ashoka trees. flowers 006 Alyssum flowers 013 Verbena flowers 032 Phlox flowers 035 These two photos are of an unidentified bloom.I urge my blogger friends to help me identify it...b'coz it's lovely and I would like to grow it my garden too. flowers 041 flowers 039 In one corner of the garden were these somewhat neglected Kalanchoes (kalanchoe mortagei )blooming freely in gay abandon! flowers 046 flowers 047 The Garden was lined by some very tall Eucalyptus trees which were swaying happily in the spring breeze against the beautiful blue backdrop of crystal clear sky. flowers 043 My daughter rejoiced and very zealously posed for me.flowers 021 In this way my garden visit came to end, but I will always remember this garden which, though not very big in size, had certain very impressive features like lovely colour combinations, neatly cut hedges and myriad blooms.

21 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

Hello Green Thumb! What a beautiful place this is - the Ashoka trees are especially striking.
You must have found my one calendula in a container pretty funny after posting thousands of them here ;-]

There's a chance your mystery plant may be Angelonia, sometimes called Summer Snapdragon here.

You little one looks as if the visit to her grandmother's house has been great fun!

Happy Blooming Day from

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

PS GreenThumb, when I looked at your blog in Internet Explorer no posts were viewable, only a list of their titles. When this happened to Ki of MucknMire a while ago I found out his blog could be seen in Firefox rather than IE so Firefox is how I'm visiting you now.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a gorgeous community garden and really packed with flowers. Love all those marigolds and sweet williams!

Happy GBBD and my post is up too!

kate smudges said...

The Ashoka trees are really cool! I have never had them identified before. I like the Kalanchoes blooming away and best of all, it was wonderful to see your daughter looking so sweet and enthusiastic!

Carol said...

What a beautiful garden. Thanks for thinking of posting about it for bloom day.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Glad you shared your bloom day vacation post.

Sue Swift said...

Hio Green Thumb,
Is there a reason why the ashoka trees are paintedwhite around the trunks? Seems a pity to me ...
Sue

Andrea's Garden said...

hello, what a great garden to share! Of course, your little one is quite a sight as well. Kind regards, Andrea

mightymatt1313 said...

Beautiful community garden!!

Matron said...

It is just so wonderful to see a garden somewhere in the world where it is warm and colourful! It is freezing here! Thank you

Layanee said...

Such cheery flowers and a beautiful garden. Your bloom 'cutie pie' steals the show though! Also, the dahlia in the previous post is luscious!

Nicole said...

What a lovely tour. I first saw the Ashoka trees in Ghana, all neat as a pin, and didn’t know till your post what they were and that they were native to India and Sri Lanka
The calendulas are so pretty. And your sweet daughter looks ever so happy on her visit!
Sue Swift: the British colonials seemed fond of painting the trunks of tropical trees white-I cant figure it out myself.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful plants and trees. Thanks for sharing your trip to this garden. The Ashola trees are so striking.

Peter said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos. It's the first time that I see Ashoka trees. I am wondering if they would grow in Florida. Peter

Entangled said...

Hi Green Thumb! I'm very late for Bloom Day, but I always enjoy seeing plants familiar and unfamiliar.

I think your mystery plant is Linaria, sometimes called Toadflax or Baby Snapdragon. They were one of my favorite annuals at the greenhouse where I used to work.

Anonymous said...

Agree that your 'mystery' plant is Linaria. It's usually an annual and will self-seed. Grow it from seed for preference, and thin to suit. Comes in a range of colours. Generally not 'weedy' in zone 9.

As far as I know tree trunks are limed to help deflect heat and stop fissures forming in the bark which would let in disease and insect pests. It is also done in California on citrus bushes for just those reasons. (Whether it works or not, I couldn't say. I don't get heat that dry and brutal where I live.)

Jardineira aprendiz said...

So nice to see a beautiful garden in full bloom!

Gowri said...

Wow...lovely blooms and fantastic colours!

Marie said...

What a beautiful post! Amazing photos! Your daughter is so cute :)

Cabs said...

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I really love seeing landscapes and gardens in other parts of the world. Very glad to have found your blog.
Drop in for a visit. My garden is in Western Massachusetts, USA.
Carol
terranovadesign@blogspot.com

Julie said...

The Ashoka trees are really neat! I must learn more about them!

nativeplace gardener said...

Hello Green Thumb,

So glad i found you online. Nice to know that there are indian gardeners out there that i can visit although i have enjoyed silently visiting may garden dreams and other such wonderful blogs. Delhi is always spectacular in Spring. In my part of the country - Maharashtra, we dont have much of a winter and the spring changes are subtle but great to follow up on.

Happy Gardening

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