Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Flowers for you!

As an avid gardener, I have noticed that most flowers (like us) look their freshest when they bloom early in the morning. I always return home to see them either closed or withered after a hot day.
I was greeted by these blooming beauties as I was leaving for work this morning. I couldn't resist taking some pictures with my mobile phone. Don't you agree they're so lovely?
I dedicate them to all my readers!

I rescued this Gloxinia from my office. It was almost dead when I brought it home. After leaving it in a shady corner of our porch, it sprang back to life and surprised me with a gorgeous velvety violet bloom!

Our neighbour, who grows aquatic plants for a living, gave me this water lily some years ago. I simply plonked it in our old dragon pot. Yet, this much neglected plant is still producing flowers everyday.

I have forgotten the name of this plant. In fact, I had forgotten all about its existence in my garden as it eventually became hidden beneath the surrrounding big plants. After a recent bout of trimming and clearing, this plant finally found the opportunity to emerge from the jungle. With adequate sunlight and rain, it has been producing lovely flowers that fill the garden with an intoxicating fragrance.
This morning I woke up and suddenly remember the plant's name. It's Indian Heliotrope. It's funny how some words are stored away and takes a long time to retrieve from the memory bank. Well, it's slow but still working...


WaterLearner said...

Thanks for the flowers! They have really brighten up my day! I like green plants and flowers too. At my work desk, I have a bowl of Money Plant :-)

The World According To Me said...

Thanks for sharing your flowers with us.
Flowers always brighten up my day.

Amel said...

LOVELY pics, THANKS, Blur!!! ;-D

The Real Mother Hen said...

Pretty! :)

Unknown said...

you have such a variety of flowers and colors in your garden. so pretty :)

SOUL said...

how pretty!
i hadn't even thought of plants for the new house yet!
i usually kill every plant i touch----but this place has a lot more perhaps a plant or two would have a chance at survival?