Welcome to my ecological garden in the tropics. Hope you find peace and tranquility here.
thanks for taking us on a visit to your garden flowers...:-) Love the flowers, they are beautiful. You garden must be a delight!
I've been reading that a lot of our rainy weather in Seattle is coming all the way from monsoons in India. I thought that was really interesting.Your flowers are so beautiful. I've got Water Hyacinths (they are annuals here) in my pond, but it's been so cool I doubt they will bloom this summer.
Thank you ,Ruth. Your comments are so encouraging.Catherine, How interesting! That shows that the whole world is connected !
I just love the rain lilies ... I only have a few of them but they've stopped flowering now. The water hyacinth is gorgeous ... it's such a shame it is a bit of a pest! Well I do hope the monsoon season doesn't affect too many of your plants ... the Heliconium still looks magnificent despite the winds.
your flowers look so gorgeous! I like your water lily! have a great weekend!
It rains pretty heavily nowadays here. Thankfully there's still some sun. Love the blooms here espically the rose and water lily. Thanks for posting for me to admire ;-) Enjoy the weekend yeah.
Very nice garden. I hope you have nice benches to sit and gaze at the flowers.
I am specially attracted to the water hyacinth eventhough it is hated by the farmers ;) The night blooming water lily is also one of a kind. Blooming at 10:00pm, it surely will attract another kind of 'suitors' hehe :)
Bernie, it seems to be the habit of rain lilies to bloom suddenly and unexpectedly!Malar, water lilies are my favourites too.Stephie, I hope your garden is not too much affected by the rain.Radha, I have kept benches at strategic positions in my garde to look at the greenery and the butterflies and birds:-)Autumn Belle, the Night blooming Water Lily is a symbol of passion in ancient Sanskrit literature!
Ooooh! The heliconias are my faves. Unlike many of the tropicals I get away with, those are pretty tough to pull off outside the tropics, so I don't get to see them too often. They are the quintessential tropical plant for me.
Hi lotusleaf; Rainlilies look good together with the Asters. The water hyacinth resemble splendidly an orchid as you said, but they choke quickly my small pond! I want to plant a Damask Rose this winter. (Damascus is actually my favourite city in the world) Lobster Claw is always a show stopper even if buffeted by the wind and rain.It is interesting to see the tropical water lilies bear their flowers above the water while the cool climate flowers sit directly on the water. Thanks for the flowers!
Those flowers are just amazing, Padma. I'm so jealous. The only ones I also have are an identical pink hibiscus and identical pink rain lilies. If you don't mind my pestering, could you let me know where you got the water hyacinth and heliconium?
Jeanne, when I got the Heliconia from Pune 10 years ago, it was a rarity, but it has become quite common now. Most of the nurseries have it. I'm afraid you can't get the Water Hiacynth in a nursery. Our boatman plucked it for me from the river when we had gone for a boat ride on the Cauvery.Best of luck in your quest for plants!
Beautiful flowers! I never thought about Damask flowers doing well in India, but obviously they do! Water Hyacinth is beautiful and considered a dangerous invasive here as well, only to be grown in sheltered ponds. The 'Lobster Claw' is magnificent and so aptly named.