Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Firespike

The Firespike odontonema strictum at the entrance to the bird sanctuary in Mysore, is in bloom throughout the year, bringing cheer to the visitors.

11 comments:

  1. Lovely color, marvelous capture! Have a great day and a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Lovely garden and what a colorful reception.

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  3. What a lovely warm welcome this plant offers.

    Kay
    Alberta, Canada

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  4. thanks for telling me what this flowr is.

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  5. We have that plant here and the honeyeaters and butterflies love it.

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  6. Now that is a stunning shot, we have the pink as well. I have some in my shade house and am looking for somewhere to put them. I can imagine a grouping of them somewhere in the garden but where ......

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  7. Sylvia, thank you. You are so prompt with an encouraging comment.
    Indrani, yes, the garden around Karanji lake in Mysore is very beautiful.
    Kay, welcome to my blog.
    Ewok, welcome.
    Costas, I believe there is a pink variety too.
    Africanaussie, I think it is an Austrlian native.
    Helen,I think they would look spectacular in a group in your garden!

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  8. Very striking and beautiful flowers... what interesting insects must enjoy them too. Beautiful photo with the yellow green in the background too. ;>)

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  9. Ah... a very eye catching sight at the entrance of a bird Sanctuary. I'm guessing it can compete quite nicely with your tropical birds ;-)

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  10. i love the color and texture of these flowers, beautiful

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