Friday, August 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers Blooms Day August 2008

15th August, 2008, time for the gardener to revel in and showcase the blooms which greet her eyes every morning. It is a typical monsoon day at Indiagarden with rain clouds looming large in the sky and the plants swaying with ‘green’ abandon. Today happens to be my Country’s Independence Day as well. Therefore, as a respect to my National Flag and the soil of the country, which has given me so much, literally, I arranged these blooms in the colors of the National Flag – Saffron, white and Green. Here goes my bloom list;These two blooms are a new addition to my ever increasing garden family,the nursery person told me the plant's name is Francisia but when I googled it there was not much info. Any help, friends? Dwarf Ixora-This plant was in my bloom list last year too, but it could not survive the harsh winters and perished. This is a new plant. Touch me not or Mimosa pudica-So delicate! Canna Lily Buddha Belly plant or Jatropha podagrica Colocasia> bloom Purslane or Portulaca oleracea in lovely vibrant colours. Spider Lily Shrimp plant or Pachystachys lutea -This is also a recent addition to my garden; very interesting flower! Dwarf Mussaenda or Mussaenda Glabra Hedychium coronarium Rose Plumbago and Periwinkle amidst some soothing green Last but not the least I present the first flower of my Water lily . Oh, I can't wait for it to open! P.S.-Thanks to my blogging friends for identifying my mysterious flower as Ruellia Brittoniana.. it is also known as Mexican Petunia.

21 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Happy Indepence Day dear Green Thumb and a happy GBBD as well. Love that bouquet you've arranged to commemorate this very special day.

As always it is a pleasure visiting you. Your blooms are great and for most part so very different from mine. Love that mimosa pudica, both its unusual flower and its wonderful leaves. The spider lilies make me laugh every time I see them, they are so cute!

Will it help if I sent positive unfurling thoughts to your waterlily? Like you, I can't wait for it to open! ;-)

Matron said...

What an inspired choice of colours! How are you celebrating your independence day?

Julie said...

Happy Independance Day Green Thumb! I love your arrangement! Nice to see all of your beautiful blooms! Are you staying cool this time of year? When will it cool down there??? It will not happen here till after Oct. 31. sadly!
Love your white flowered Spider Lily!!!
Hope all is well with you and your family!
Julie

Nicole said...

Love your rose and water lily. I think your new plant is ruellia-if so its quite drought tolerant once established.

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Green Thumb,

The floral arrangement is inspired! And with that ginger in it the scent must be wonderful.

I think Nicole named your mystery plant and it looks like Ruellia to me, too. One of my books says this plant was named after Jean de la Ruelle. Wikipedia says that this man lived from 1474-1537 and that he was the herbalist and Physician to the King, Francois I, also known as Francis I. Maybe the "Francisia" is somehow connected to this king?

It's other name is Mexican petunia, so we're getting quite international here!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Chandramouli S said...

Proud to see the vase. Nice arrangement! Even I can't wait to see that lily bloom (of course in pic, DUH!)

Chandramouli S said...

BTW, I went to a local nursery and saw the plant that you called Francisia. The woman at nursery said it's rumelia. After lots of searching, finally I got an experts help at a forum and found that it is Ruellia Nudiflora. I got only the violet colored one. Pink looks cute though.

A wildlife gardener said...

I love all your exotic blooms, dear Green Thumb...and the wonderful and colourful display to represent your National Flag :)

Happy Independence Day to you :)

debofkolkata said...

The mystery plant is Ruellia brittoniana - R. nudiflora is broad-leaved

Andrea said...

Happy belated Independence Day to you and your country! Nice pictures from your garden. Take care, Andrea

Bob said...

I too live in severe anxiety of water lily buds, and it is always worth it. I'll look back to see your when open.

Charlotte said...

Really beautiful! The spider lillys are fantastic!!!

Diana said...

Green thumb, What a lovely collection of plants and photos you've shared with us. I love the Ruellia - I have some in my shade garden and they are just taking over. Your water lily looks so pretty, just waiting to open up. Did you get a photo of it when it did?

Sue Swift said...

Super flowers! How do they cope when the monsoon hits?

Daks said...

awww beautiful :)

Aiyana said...

The top two photos look like Ruellia brittoniana. The common name is Desert Ruellia. If it is not that, I do believe they are a species of Ruellia.
Aiyana

Cosmos said...

Purslane grows well here in Tamil Nadu. Even if it is cut off it grows and also the cut pieces that are thrown as waste!

Linda Lunda said...

You got a susch a nice blog! Some of the plants I regongise from my garden i Thailand.
I am lucky to hav two gardens... one in Sweden and one in Thailand.
Linda

Barbee' said...

I admire your yellow canna.

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