Sunday, December 5, 2010

Today's Flowers - Flowers of Lalbagh

Lalbagh is an ancient botanic garden in Bangalore, started by Hyder Ali in the 17th century. It has been expanded and many plants have been added to it. Every year, there are two flower shows - one in January and the other in August. I found some of these flowers there this afternoon. The flower above is a Zimbabwe Creeper Podranea brycei.
I got a bonus . At first I thought the yellow butterfly to be the part of the flower.

The pale pink colour of these flowers is enchanting.


The Candle acacias have formed a clump at the base of a rock and flowering profusely.


I could not find the name of these white flowers with dark throats.
Although the botanic garden is still in pretty good shape, I was rather disappointed because there are many new structures erected, and hardly any new plants planted.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers. You can see flowers from all over the world at http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com




12 comments:

  1. I love visiting botanic gardens and this one must be very special. Love your shots!

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  2. I've never seen candle acacias before... what a wonderful display! L

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  3. Excellent shot of the butterfly! And the blooms on the last photo are beautiful! I hope you find its name.

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  4. I love that last flower...I have never seen anything like it before but it is lovely!

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  5. gorgeous flowers! i have seen the pale pink flower here but in bright red. its nectar is quite sweet.:p and the yellow flowers-i've seen them in the forest, and didn't know they're called candle acacias. thanks!

    http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2010/12/todays-flowers-18-clitoria-ternatea.html

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  6. Such gorgeous flowers! The third one really took my breath away! How wonderful to have such a variety to enjoy each day! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  7. What a shame they haven't added lots of new plants to the gardens ... even though those that are already planted are fantastic, it would be great to see new plantings as the gardens have expanded. Great photos of some spectacular plants!

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  8. The yellow butterfly look beautiful! I like the white flower with red throat!

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  9. Lotusleaf, i envy that pink hibiscus, i just called it hibiscus but it is not. I just forgot its name which i already learned from jim in Garden Adventures. You remind me to go back and write that scientific name. How i wish i can get that pink, we only have the red here in the country. thanks.

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  10. It is the same in many parts of the world. Out government in its wisdom now wants to sell two of our three spectacular botanical gardens . They belong to the people but the government thinks the money would be better spent on football stadiums!!

    Love the last clump of flowers.

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