Today’s Flowers/From Smita’s Garden

Yesterday I spent a most pleasant day at my friend Smita’s. Regular readers of my blog might remember the several pictures I had posted of her house as well as her garden earlier. The first thing you notice as you step on the veranda is the aloe vera in bloom. Striking, don’t you think? Beyond the expanse of the lawn there’s a pond visited by many kinds of birds.

There were many poinsettia plants turning red. This is the one that’s commonly seen in gardens and waysides. Most people also plant them as hedges and they grow nearly eight feet tall. These are from one of Smita’s several plants.

Smita has a wonderful collection of bougainvilleas but this shade isn’t so common. In the background you can see the marigold beds  in a blaze of yellow. I must add here that we later went into the house where a most delicious spread was waiting for us….

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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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12 Responses to Today’s Flowers/From Smita’s Garden

  1. lotusleaf says:

    Kanak, thanks for the address. Aloe vera blooms are very attractive. Smita’s garden must be fabulous with all those winter flowers.

  2. Jama says:

    The flowers of the aloe vera are so beautiful, this is the first time I’ve seen them.

  3. Vhen says:

    i agree, i haven’t seen that shade of bougainvillea here. so pretty 🙂

    http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/12/365354-356.html

  4. The bloom of the aloe plant is gorgeous, I wish mine would bloom like that.

  5. The bougainvilleas are beautiful!!! And I have never seen an aloe bloom, it looks like a lupine!!!

  6. ewok1993 says:

    You are showing us beautiful blooms. Thanks.

  7. Denise says:

    Your friend’s garden has the most beautiful blooms and I am very grateful that you share them with us at Today’s Flowers. Thank you so much!

  8. Indrani says:

    Wow! Your friend has a beautiful garden.

  9. Arija says:

    Great collection of flowering plants. I have never before seen such a pale pink bouganvillea before.

  10. Luna Miranda says:

    the first flower is very pretty!
    i have a potted poinsettia n my console table–my version of a Christmas tree.:p

  11. ladyfi says:

    Wow – fabulous shots. Love that aloe vera!

  12. Nicole says:

    Love the aloe bloom-though its not true aloe vera, looks like some sort of aloe cross, from the leaves maybe spider aloe or arborescens.

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