Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flowers for Today

Phlox are a great favourite among gardeners because they flower profusely, and make neat bedding plants.
These are called 'Star Phlox' here, since the flowers are star shaped.

I like the colour of these flowers.



Canna indica makes a great show if planted in a large bed in a big garden. All the flowers shown above are from Lalbagh Botanical Garden.


The tiny white flowers of this Singapore Holly have a nice scent. The plant makes a good bonsai creation.
You can see flowers from all over the world at http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/ .





19 comments:

  1. Exquisite flowers, glorious colors and breathtaking captures! What a delight for the eyes. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Sylvia

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  2. Lovely flowers! Your Singapore holly (a.k.a. Okinawa holly, Malphigia coccigera) is stunning. Does it form berries?

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  3. The star plox look so lovely. So dainty. And yes, the canna plant in the large bed does look attractive. Single pots do not have the same beauty.

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  4. Thank you Sylvia.
    Shailaja, thanks for the name of the plant.I have seen this grown as a low hedge in Mumbai. No, the flowers don't produce any fruit. Probably they don't have the right pollinators.
    Radha, yes. Canna looks good only when it is grouped together.

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  5. The botanical garden has gorgeous blossoms!

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  6. Lovely blooms!

    Wild Beauties. Have a safe and blessed Sunday!

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  7. Looks like a wonderful garden to visit. I love the star phlox and the Canna are a beautiful color. Fantastic photos.

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  8. I love cannas!!! But I spend too much time on them and they don't do well for me....I have to ignore them a bit here. Beautiful pics!!

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  9. Lovely blooms and my favourite is the star phlox. Great shots.

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  10. lotusfleaf, Lovely phlox makes delightful borders, love their scent. Lavender blue ageratum are a pretty flower. They have taken over in the orchard. In spring and summer it is a blue sea. I have taken note of the Singapore Holly, I will try to get this pretty bush.

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  11. I love Phlox, right now it's looking pretty good in my garden. I've never seen the star Phlox before though, very pretty! I also love the Canna.

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  12. Love seeing all pics... Very lovely colors!

    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  13. Love the star phlox. It is one I have not seen in Australia as yet.

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  14. I think the Star Phlox is adorable!

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  15. Haven't seen the Star phlox either. Worth having them in the garden. Also new to me is the Singapore Holly. Very pretty!

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  16. EGWow: Yes, Lalbagh botanical garden is 300 years old too. Has some rare plants.
    Joops and Chubskulit:Welcome !
    Eileen: Cannas are my favourites too.
    Arija: Yes, the star phlox is a new entrant.
    Katarina: thanks for your comment.
    Kanak: the Singapore Holly flowers regularly 4 to 5 times a year.
    Titania: there is a lavender coloured Ageratum which has become a menace in the rain forests of the Western Ghats.It is very invasive.
    Eden: Thanks for your comment.
    Rohrerbot: Yes, Cannas demand a lot of time and energy as well as nutrition and water:-(

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  17. Ok I now have a new favorite flower! The star phlox. Wow, how delightful!

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