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Sunday, January 2, 2011
Today's Flowers- First of 2011
The Orange Trumpet vine Bignonia venusta aka Pyrostegia ignea flowers during January in these parts. It is called the Sankranth Bel as it flowers during the festival of Sankranth which falls on January 14. This vine has been planted by my neighbour, but it covers my bitterlemon tree every January with its dazzling orange blooms.
The tubular flowers contain sweet nectar, which attracts bees and small birds.
The yellow Poinsettia has also started blooming now in my garden. It is a month late!
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers . I had a lot of fun contributing to the meme, and visiting other blogs.