Sunday, August 15, 2010

August GBBD- the Colours of Independence

Today is India's Independence day. Orange in the Indian flag signifies sacrifice.
These zinnias were blooming profusely in a public garden.

The orange heliconiums in my garden.

White is for purity.

Green is for harmony with nature.
Happy Independence Day to my Indian friends!
My thanks to Carol at Maydreams Garden for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.


  1. Lovely idea for the Bloom Day post. The oranges are marvellous ... but I do so love the whites!!

  2. A very Happy Independence Day! A great day to celebrate! Gorgeous flowers and colors as always and superb captures! Celebrate and enjoy the weekend!!


  3. Happy independence day, LL!! Your blooms are quite independent them! Especially that heliconia!!

  4. Happy Independence Day... and may the nation flourish as beautiful as the flowers.. and makes lives happy and worth living... ~bangchik

  5. The heliconias are proudly holding up all the colours of our flag! Beautiful.

  6. Bernie, thanks for your comment.
    Sylvia, I always look forward to your posts. Thanks for the comment.
    Rainforest Gardener, these heliconia are the upright ones.
    Kimberly, thanks.
    Sangchik, thank you very much for your good wishes. I appreciate it.
    Shailaja, Yes, they are rather special for the occasion.

  7. Happy Independence Day to you Lotusleaf! The heliconias are called balizie (baleezeeay)in French creole and balisier in French. It is the national symbol of one of the political parties in Trinidad and Tobago.

  8. Thank you, Helen, for your informatio and good wishes. They are called Rajeshwari in some parts of India, because they resemble the weapon in goddess Durga's hand.

  9. The loveliest colours for Independence Day! Bright and beautiful!

  10. Hi Kanak, Happy Independence Day!

  11. What a great way to show the colors of your country's flag--with flowers! They are beautiful. Happy Independence Day!

  12. Happy Independence Day!
    Hope your country bloom like those flowers!