Nature Flaunts The Tricolour!

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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My Darlings… My Little Plants

These little Durva (Bermudagrass or Cynodon dactylon), Tulasi (Holy Basil or Ocimum tenuiflorum), Veelya (Betel or Piper betle) and Hulichikka (Creeping Wood Sorrel or  Oxalis corniculata) plants are found smiling in my new balcony(?) garden yesterday i.e., on 8th January 2015. Enjoy few photographs of them. Ah! Two months have…

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Home Grown Cucumbers :)

Look at what we harvested this Monsoon! First to show up was the sweet watermelon that I showed in the last post. Every cucumber seed I had sown, sprouted. But, I had to kill 🙁 many of them who would never allow others to grow. Cucumber flowered very soon, but…

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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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Octopus Tree Berries

Octopus tree Berries – These are the favourite berries of many birds and animals! Common Names: Octopus Tree, Queensland Umbrella Tree, Brassaia and amate Botanical name: Schefflera actinophylla    Family: Araliaceae (Aralia family) Native to northern Australia and south-eastern New Guinea More about Octopus Tree:  Tropical evergreen shrub with multiple trunks.…

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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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