Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday's Flowers

We don't get snow in the tropics in winter, but many of the flowers that bloom now are white. The Vinca above has pink centres.
The Psederanthemum reticulatum , which is called Gokarna Jasmine locally, is also white with pink spots.


The Rasna flowers are a pale pink. They belong to the ginger family.

This is the Snake Jasmine which is blooming profusely now in my garden. This flower is endemic to the Western Ghats.
My thanks to Tootsie at Tootsie Time for hosting Fertilizer Friday.



11 comments:

  1. Lovely white blooms ... the Pseuderanthemum is a new plant for me and I really like the spotted flowers. Love your pale pink ginger blooms too.

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  2. Such beautiful, exquisite flowers! I always look forward to seeing your photos! It must be delightful to have such lovely flowers to enjoy! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful flowers, love the rasna--they look almost like orchids. All of your photos are so welcome to me right now, we are entering winter and the bleak time of year. Thank you for sharing these beauties!

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  4. Bernie,that ginger is edible, and is used in Thai cuisine.
    Deb, thanks for your visit and comment.
    Thank you Sylvia.
    Karen, we are lucky enough to have flowers throughout the year in our gardens. It is work throughout the year in the garden too!

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  5. Thank you for introducing me to a garden in India. A first for me. We share the same vincas! There are many varieties of jasmine here, but seeing the snake jasmine is a first for me. Lovely!

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  6. I haven't seen the Snake jasmine. Is it very fragrant? My Gokarna jasmine is blooming now but the leaves are a light shade of green.Love that white vinca with the pink centre!

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  7. The flowers are lovely. That snake jasmine flowers remind me of cobra heads.

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  8. What beautiful flowers. The Rasna flowers are especially pretty, I love the color.

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