Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pink Trumpet Tree

The Pink Trumpet Tabebuia rosea is in full bloom all over the city now. This tree is in the Forest department's nursery near my home.
A natve of tropical America, the Pink Trumpet was introduced more than a century ago. The flowers are delightful mauve colour and they attract lots of bees.

This post is dedicated to my brother-in-law MRK who passed away last Sunday. A great gardener and a wonderful person, he was loved by all who knew him.


  1. Beautiful floral homage to your b-i-l. The flowers look somewhat like crape myrtle, don't they?

  2. What a gorgeous tree to share in the post dedicated to your brother in law. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

  3. Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. The blooms are so beautiful...a lovely tribute for a dear one.

  4. I am sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. He sounded like a wonderful person.

    The Pink Trumpet Tree is beautiful.

  5. A delicate and moving tribute to a wonderful human being. Love Rohini

  6. What a wonderful tribute. Thanks Kaki. This will remind us of the great man for years to come.

  7. So thoughtful of you to dedicate the peach tree blooms to our dear Koneri.he was the one who taught us to appreciate nature.So it is a befitting tribute.

  8. This year, I'm glad for the opportunity to meet with you.

    Thank you for showing your wonderful works.

    I look forward to a reencounter with you next year.

    Wish you a Happy New Year 2010.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.

  9. Dear lotusleaf,

    We join you in the wonderful tribute to this generous and kind soul who enriched our lives

    thank you for posting our thoughts in the form of this beautiful picture

    the gardeners

  10. Sorry to hear of your loss Lotusleaf. I am now catching up with my blogs. That trumpet tree is also known as the pink Poui in the Caribbean.