TODAY’S FLOWERS


Welcome to Today’s Flowers. It’s a beautiful October day here and the temps are cooler now with the recent heavy rains that we’ve had. . I thought my potted plants would start to float in all that deluge!!
My Cypress Vine/Ipomoea quamoclit has just started to bloom. It’s also known as the Star Glory and Hummingbird Vine.

The leaves are fern-like and delicate.

The Crape Jasmine/Tabemaemontana divaricata is a shrub found across India. The shrub can grow up to six feet in height. The blooms appear throughout the year.

Although I’ve posted the picture of these tiny coral flowers before, I can’t resist doing it again. As I photographed the jasmine, this butterfly from the fabled Blues family alighted on the blooms. The Australian Bottle Plant/Jatropha podagrica is another commonly seen plant in Indian gardens. This jatropha is also known as the Buddha Belly plant.

And my post wouldn’t be complete without including the picture of a much-loved herb of our region. I don’t know what it’s called in English but I know that it belongs to the basil family. The smell is strong and aromatic, and for me, reminiscent of many happy moments shared with family and friends. This picture was taken in my mother’s garden.

To see the most beautiful blooms from Mother Earth, please head over to————

http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/

My thanks to the TF team: Santilli- Denise- Pupo-Sandy Carlson

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About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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19 Responses to TODAY’S FLOWERS

  1. We have Hummingbird Vine here, but it looks just a bit different and is bright orange. i love the unusual bottle Plant, and Jasmine is asscciated with romance here. Your last one looks a bit like Lavender. I always love your posts, You should post more often!

    • kanak7 says:

      Thanks Ginny! I enjoy your posts too!! Sadly,we don’t have hummingbirds here but I’m hoping to see the sunbirds coming to these blooms:) Although most varieties of jasmine are about fragrance, this one isn’t. I’ll try to post regularly now. Glad to read your words!

  2. eileeninmd says:

    Lovely flowers, the jasmine is one of my favorites.

  3. lotusleaf says:

    Kanak, that Basil is called Kama Kasturi here. I don’t know its English name. I believe it is used as an aphrodaisiac, as its name suggests.

  4. Beautiful! We grow the cypress vine and the crape jasmine here too, but we call the crape jasmine “Carnation of India.” I’m not familiar with that basil — sounds very interesting!

  5. Susie says:

    We sell that basil at work Kanak. I can’t remember which one it is but it has beautiful blue blooms and smells wonderful. Something tells me it is African Blue basil but I’m not sure.

    • kanak7 says:

      Thanks Susie. I’ll check that out. I thought the purple spikes looked spectacular as I photographed them. Nothing like cyberia to learn the names of plants:)

  6. Leah says:

    OMG… That first picture looks great!! The color is so vivid.. with a very soft background, it’s really dramatic. =)

    Please check out mine, too. I’d really appreciate it if you could also drop a comment. =)

    http://neneleah30.blogspot.com/2010/10/flowers-mellow-monday.html

  7. Gela says:

    Really, really lovely photos., I love the colour. Have a nice week. /Gela

  8. Floridagirl says:

    My sister has that cypress vine popping up all over her garden. Love that buddha belly jatropha!

  9. Rosie says:

    Those are lovely Kanak especially that last one. I would like to be able to smell that herb. “alighted” – I love that word to describe how a butterfly lands on a bloom. 🙂

    • kanak7 says:

      Rosie,I did think of the word “landed” but with butterfly weight I couldn’t use the same word used for heavy/heavier objects;)) Glad you mentioned this one!

  10. birdy says:

    Beautiful blooms Kanak! Capturing Cypress Vine is not an easy task because of its vibrant color, but you did it very well. Looking forward for basil identification.

  11. SandyCarlson says:

    Intense and beautiful. Thank you!

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