Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Flowers in Vacant Plots

The yellow cosmos occupies any vacant land it finds and blooms profusely.
The tiny flowers of the Scarlet Morning Glory, Ipomea hederifolia make a bold statement in a vacant site.

The dainty pink flowers of the Salvia attract bees.

I have been seeing these almost black wild flowers since ten years at a particular spot in my suburb. All my efforts at getting a seed to germinate in my garden have failed. I can't find the name of these pea- like wild flowers. Yesterday I saw people taking measurements of the vacant site. Soon, this flower will be lost .


  1. The flowers in the last picture are very unusual. I think, Lotusleaf, you must try growing the plant (is it a vine?) with a cutting. Salvia is very pretty, too.

  2. Every time I see your posts on wildlings in vacant plots and waysides, it makes me think about your wonderful climate. I agree with Shailaja about the salvia. What a delicate pink! Loved all the other blooms. That yellow is vibrant and I don't think I've seen the last bloom either. Good luck with the cutting!

  3. The cosmos looks like it provides a good ground cover, there are parts of my garden that need plants like this, I'll check it out :D

  4. Shailaja, thanks for the good suggestion. I'll try to raise a plant from a cutting.
    Kanak, we in Bangalore are really lucky because of the salubrious climate we enjoy.
    Barry, the cosmos is a good ground cover in tropical regions. I wonder if it will do as well in Ireland.

  5. cosmos is lovely. The duck flower looks like some creepy crawly!Thered salvias are common, but the pink! Hurrah

  6. Very nice and shows how they can survive without any special care.

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