Day before yesterday Judy shared her crown of thorns in bright red color that was the time I was reminded of my cluster of flowers which I cooly ignored while clicking and sharing the new flowers in my garden. Probably they are not as bright as they were two months before. The dark pink color is faded now because of harsh sunlight. Still they are worth sharing, right?
Flower of the day: Crown of thorns
Portulaca Oleracea or Moss rose or Pig weed is an excellent garden filler and now a days it is in full bloom because of bright sun. My garden flower beds are looking pink as I casually dropped this carpet plant, a month ago to fill the edges. Plant is meant for full sun and hot dry areas. It’s stems are soft and fleshy, often reddish colored. Narrow fleshy leaves are covered by single or multi layered flowers, remebles rose.
They are wide open in sun but not on cloudy days. Newer varieties may open in overcast conditions. Tolerates heat and drought; best in poor soil. Self-seeds unless soil is worked. Use for edging, ground covers, hanging baskets, planters and rock gardens.
This looks like a species of Sun flower family. Another pretty yellow flower from my garden smiled at me this morning.
I was not very sure about the name so searched on google to find out and according to me maximilliani, a sunflower, native of North America was the closest bet. Hope I am right. we call it baby Sunflower 😊😊
Another beautiful flower from my garden is Chinese rose or Hibiscus rosa-sinensis which looks absolutely stunning and it is a multi layered flower in bright red colour. The shrub is 1 to 2 m tall. Generally the flower has five red or pink petals . The fruit is red hip 1 to 2 cm in diameter. This one looks like a rose because of more number of petals.
I have got the same flower in white which is equally beautiful. They are big flowers and attracts bees. Butterflies also love them.
Flower of the day: Chinese rose/ hibiscus
This orangish red colored single bushy flower has bloomed in my garden as a beautiful surprise this morning. Unfortunately I don’t know the name. I guess another variety of lily or eucalyptus flower or something else? I would like to know the name please.
My today’s entry is an old world aromatic evergreen shrub known as Vince Rosea, Periwrinkle or Sadabahar which requires least maintainance and can be cultivated worldwide. Used for both ornamental and medicinal purposes.
Height upto 3m and has glossy green leaves. Commonly used in the treatment of wide range of diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, colds, eye irritations and infections.
Yesterday I promised to share the pictures of another hero of my part of the world, withstanding extreme temperatures and sun blossom all the way. Enjoy the flora of Rajasthan.
The flower on shrub is Nerium Indicum, also known as Kaner. It is generally yellow in color but this is one of the uncommon variety of kaner.
It is a evergreen shrub or a small tree grows up to 5 m of height, its leaves are useful in malaria treatment. See you all tomorrow with a new flower. Take care.
Flower of the day: Kaner 11.5.2016