Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Garden Blogger's Blooms Day May 2008

There has been some relief from the intense heat thanks to some very welcome showers. Not only have the little drizzles managed to bring the temperature down but they have also ensured adequate hydration for the parched plants; for some reason (wo)manually watering the plants never replicates the magical effect rain-water has on them. So 15th May, 2008 in Indiagarden finds the Weather a tad less uncomfortable than expected, the plants in the ‘pink of their Health’; all ready to be a part of the Blooms day post started by Carol at Maydreamsgarden.The first in the list is Alpinia Zerumbet or Shell ginger.The flower is fiery yellow red inside and cool white and pink outside!! Hibiscus is enjoying the warm temperatures to the fullest... Cestrum Noctrum or the Queen of Night- Aroma is simply intoxicating at night! Plumeria is imparting a very Hawaiian feel to my garden... Malphigia Coccigera-flowers are very short lived, they come and go in quick succession during summer days. Sweet William,Gaillardia with Balsam in the background. Dahlia still continues to bloom despite the adverse temperatures...very surprising!! Sedum Morganium showcases its small delicate blooms...I had brought its cuttings from my Aunt's place in Dehradun. The frilly Dianthus with its intricate central design is truly nature's work of art. The twin blooms of Adenium also called Desert Rose... but one of them is getting sweltered by heat!

20 comments:

tina said...

It is very comforting to find the same flowers growing all over the world. While I have never been to India, I have gardened in Europe and loved it. That Cerastum nocturnum is great. I got a cutting from a friend, stuck it in soil and it rooted. Super easy! Take care and hope the weather improves.

Andrea said...

It is so nice to visit and see that even though it is hot over in India some flowers still beat the heat. Well, I hope you get to have a little more rain and everything continues to flourish. Greetings from Germany, Andrea

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How nice to know that it is less hot now and that you had a bit of rain as well. Here it hasn't rained for 2 weeks, which is quite a long time for the netherlands. ;-)

Love that Shell ginger, what an unusual flower. Sweet William is one of my favourites, I love the deep dark colours best and even named one of my kittens after this flower.

It's amazing that your Dahlia hasn't fainted in this heat. And I see that although we are thousands of miles apart we still have a bloom in common: Dianthus! Does yours have such a great scent too?

Happy GBBD Green Thumb!

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Very nice pictures! Some of the plants on display, we use for potted plants in Sweden, like the Adenium, for instance.
Your frilly Dianthus is stunning!
/Katarina

Carol said...

I'm glad you are getting some rain. You are right that watering by hand is never as good as the rain. That seems to be true all over the world!

Thanks for joining in for bloom day again.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Claude said...

Hello, just wanted to drop a line and let you know how much I was enjoying your blog... It is nice to see gardens from all over the planet, to see not only what's different, but what is the same. Glad I stumbled across you...

Claude - Texas, USA

A wildlife gardener said...

I enjoy all your exotic plants which we can only grow indoors or in a conservatory. The plumeria almost looks artificial it is so perfect. I love the formation of its flowers. And the desert rose is a wonderful shade :)

Annie in Austin said...

The Shell Ginger caught my eye, too, Green Thumb - and how good that you have had some cooling rain.

In Austin we grow a Malpighia glabra with rosy pink flowers called Barbados Cherry. My two small plants aren't doing much but Pam/Digging has a large, flower-covered plant which sometimes appears on her blog. Does yours also get red berries that are enjoyed by birds?

Happy Blooming Day!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Julie said...

Oh, Green Thumb,
You have so many blooming plants! I wish I had the tenacity to do more blooms...everything I have outside is perennial...but I LOVE Dianthus so much...I need to get brave, and go out of my air-conditioning and go for it!!! :)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors, I love the dahlia. It just looks so full and tropical.

No Rain said...

The Shell Ginger is really pretty. I've never seen it before. Any fragrance?
Aiyana

linda may said...

G'Day Green thumb,
The ginger flower is lovely as are your other flower pictures, great fine details showing up in the dianthus. it is cold here now but I don't quite envy your extreme heat though being from australia I do know what high temperatures are like.
Happy Gardening.

diane said...

Thank's for visiting my blog. I love looking at your garden all the way on the other side of the planet. I've visited Mysore, India before and I have a special love for your country. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden with me!

Surya said...

Hi..
I have Sedum morganium in my collections too. My wife was given by my neighbor. Actually our country has similar collection of plants.

Matron said...

Just amazing flowers again! I always enjoy reading your blog, but I don't envy you those high, humid temperatures you need to grow all those tropical flowers.

Nicole said...

Lovely selection of flowers. Cestum nocturnum is my husband's favorite flower.
I have a shell ginger which I dug out from a friend's 'patch" but no flowers yet. When you rub the leaves smell like cinnamon and ginger cookies!

Square Foot Hammer said...

Wow. Just found your blog through http://www.veggies-only.blogspot.com/ and am loving the look of your garden! Shame the sun you're having is hurting most of your plants, but it's nice to see that some of them are surviving.

Always nice to see gardens from other countries, especially as ours are just getting started! Thanks.

Yasmeen said...

Very nice blooms.. My Sedum is yet to flower though its growing like crazy.... And Adenium is still on my wishlist.. Did u grow it from seed or cutting?

Andrea said...

hello Green Thumb, you wrote in my blog that you don't care for the blistering heat in your part of the world. I can understand that. Yet the flora in your part of the world is amazing and may seem backwards to us over here. Dahlias have a long time before they will bloom. Nice pictures. Andrea

Ina said...

Good Job! :)

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