Nature Flaunts The Tricolour!

Nature Flaunts The Tricolour - East Himalayan Mussaenda, Gold Spot Ginger Lily and White Rain Lily

This piece of write up is about the nature that is celebrating her freedom with we Bharatiyas along with her tricolour parade of East Himalayan Mussaenda, White Rain Lily and Gold Spot Ginger Lily. Everyone has individuality. Everyone has a unique expression. Every living being loves to enjoy freedom. Our…

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Starting Afresh…

That morning, when the earth quaked, the world shook. People from around the world prayed, directly or indirectly extended helping hands for the sufferers of earthquake in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Tibet. What else can we do instead of praying, ‘Mother Earth, please take turns in such a way that…

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Home grown Watermelon!

Do you remember we had watermelon creeper last year (link)? This time also watermelon seeds sprouted. The very first female flower showed up in mid June… After two days, it was a pleasant surprise that a tender fruit was seen in the place of the flower!  Look at the dates;…

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Lal Zumbar or Brownea Coccinea – More Pictures, More Details

Common name:Scarlet Flame Bean, West Indian Mountain Rose, Brownea, Rose of Venezuela brownea, cooper hoop, rose of Venezuela, scarlet flame bean. Bengali: supti Marathi: लाल झुंबर lal zumbar Botanical name: Brownea coccinea    Family:Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)Synonyms: Brownea capitella, Brownea latifolia Native to: Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago More about…

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Lal Zumber or Brownea Coccinea

An exciting activity of watching Lal Zumbar or Brownea Coccinea or Scarlet Flame Bean (Caesalpiniaceae Family) flower clusters in orange red colour. I had been watching a group of small evergreen trees in Aditi garden, Pune, India.   It looked interesting because of their dwarf structure. It was during winter,…

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A Flower Within A Flower…

Oh! Yes!!! It is a red hibiscus flower smiling in my small hibiscus plant 🙂  This is the second flower that bloomed in my plant. Notice the stigma… For the first time I thought it is mutated… But, this flower is also with three conjoined stigmas (unlike the usual five)…

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Basant Raani or Tabebuia Rosea

Tabebuia Rosea or Basanth Raani is another flower that I found attractive at Aditi garden, Pune. Those icy pink flowers looked like innocent faces 🙂 More details found in Flowers of India: Common name: Pink trumpet tree, Pink poui, Pink tecoma, Rosy trumpet tree, Basant rani बसंतरानी (Hindi) Botanical name:…

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