Summer holidays will start from Monday, and I am off to the Himalayas for a walking trip!The Crossandra shown above will not be seen in the cold climate there.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Temperatures nearing 100F, one longs to see some cool colours in the garden. The blue Butterfly Pea in partial shade looks cool.
The tiny blue flowers of the Jacquemontia violacea are a welcome sight in the hot afternoons.
Monday, April 5, 2010
The Common Crow is a butterfly which is often seen in the gardens. It feeds on poisonous milkweeds as a catterpillar, and becomes poisonous itself! Birds don't seem to relish it.
Friday, April 2, 2010
This is the last Blooming Friday. The Primula is one flower that I would love to have in my garden, but can't have because of the weather conditions. These primroses grow wild in the Himalayas.
These two photos above of the primulas were taken in Sikkim by Kushal Deb.
The Resurrection Lily comes back to life during Easter. This is from my own garden.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Phool means flower in Hindi. April is the month for the roadside trees to be filled with flowers in this region. The blue Jacaranda can be seen on many roads.