Blooming Friday-In The Air

Welcome to Blooming Friday! The theme this week is In The Air! Although our landscape is never really bereft of flowers or foliage, there’s magic in the air around this time of the year. New leaves…buds… that refreshing, rejuvenating green, the renewal of life…. There’s plenty of bird activity, caterpillars on a feeding spree and the promise of a thousand blooms. It’s also the time of the year when the heat threatens to come full on but the March wind and the rain make sure that we get to enjoy the last phase of coolness. It’s when the Amaryllis lilies bloom, usually from the end of March to the end of April.  The pictures above were taken in my front yard a few days ago.

New leaves of the Bichetii Grass aka Dwarf Spider Plant or False Lily Turf

New growth on my hibiscus with variegated leaves

Nasturtium is where the action is!! Can you spot the skipper, bee and a tiny li'l spider?

Caterpillar activity in a nearby nursery

Head over to Katarina’s @ ROSES AND STUFF to see more posts from around the world. I leave you with this image of the Common Jay butterfly feeding on the kalanchoe. I’m sure the the coming weeks will see plenty of wildlife activity amidst my plants. Reason enough for me to spend more time working outside…..

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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15 Responses to Blooming Friday-In The Air

  1. Wonderful springtime pictures!!!! Yes, I see the bee and the skipper! I don’t see the spider, but that’s O.K., I am dreadfully afraid of them!! Second picture is my favorite, they look like candy canes, I haven’t seen any like that here.

  2. joco says:

    Spectaculair Hippeastrum.
    Do you know the name of the top (red) one?
    Such a good show. What is your ambient temperature at present?
    I get confused about seasons from the various blogs 🙂

    • kanak7 says:

      Hi Jo…names are never mentioned in nurseries here;) but it resembles ”Baby Star”. We are closer to 30* but as I mentioned, the rain and the wind makes it pleasant. About our season, I know, it can be confusing. Others have mentioned it too!! The garden doesn’t really get to take a break…

  3. One says:

    Wonderful, wonderful. You have 3 different type of bugs in one photo!

  4. Stephanie says:

    At last your amaryllis lilies are blooming!! It’s wonderful 😀 I like their colours also. Enjoy yeah.

  5. Hi Kanak, great post! As always I just love your flora and fauna.

    Remember it is The Earth Hour today!

    Tyra @ Tyra’s Garden

  6. Bjørg Nina says:


    Just beautiful ;:OD)
    Have a nice weekend!

  7. Gunilla says:

    Hi Kanak

    A very interesting post.
    The butterfly is fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing

    have a nice weekend

  8. lotusleaf says:

    Beautiful pictures, as always. Sorry for being late. Exam time!

  9. easygardener says:

    Lovely pictures. The Amaryllis look so much better in the garden than they do in a pot.

  10. Esta sequência de fotos é espetacular, mas a primeira parece estar aqui perto de mim, com suas cores vibrantes e lindas, e a sétima tem um bichinho verde que pare olhar para mim! Amei estas imagens!

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