Sep 19, 2008

Lady Sarad (Autumn) is on her way…

The plants are rejoicing with the sign of arrival of autumn soon and are ready to welcome the beautiful yellow sun with bouquets.

Plumbago auriculata (Wax Rose) and Pereskia bleo (Wax Rose)

Ruellie brittoniana (Desert Petunia)

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii (Purple False Eranthemum)

Their tiredness is gone with the departure of the whitish sun of winter.

Tabernaemontana divaricata 'Flore Pleno (Crape Jasmine Flore Pleno)

Baby leaves with pinkish fingers smile at him.

Aegle marmelos (Bilva)

Tecomaria capensis (Cape Honeysuckle)

Nyctanthes arbortristis (Pârijâta)

The newborns who were brought in by rain, birds, and animals have grown into toddlers, demanding a smile on my lips.

Unknown seedling

(Sweet Pumpkin)

Phyllanthus amarus (Carry Me Seed)

Wow! I love autumn, even before its arrival!


Viooltje said...

Great blog! I'm glad you joined Blotanical,for your place gave me a new insight into the life of plants, some of which I have not encountered yet. Hopefully your scooterette recovers soon. And what a great tip for Water Hyacinths, I never knew what to do with all the ones that have taken over my pond and hardly ever managed to keep them survive the winter in my basement. They've never had enough light, but now you have given me an absolutely great idea. Thanks and keep up the excellent work!


Rose said...

Interesting to see the different plants you have; while most of them sound unfamiliar to me, they bear a resemblance to many of the flowers I see here. What is autumn like in India--how cool does it get?
Thanks for visiting my blog; it's fascinating to see the variety of plant life around the world.

Chandramouli S said...

Hi Rose: Thank you for stopping by! It doesn't get very cool here in India even during the dewy season (as we call it around Nov-Dec-Jan). It hardly goes as cold as may be 10-15 deg. Celsius. This again varies across India - there are certain parts in North that gets really cold but most parts of Southern India (where I live in) it's mostly hot/warm.

In fact I love your garden... So beautiful it is. The bugs in them are cute too - but it seems as if the bugs in my lil' garden only seem to harms it :(

Chandramouli S said...

Hi Violet! My scotterette recovered in two days. It needed a plastic surgery on the front. The skin needed replacement. Poor thing! It's back up and running.
I'm impressed that you found the info on Water Hyacinths helpful. My pleasure :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, how frequently does Cape Honeysuckle bloom? I got it and never found it blooming. :( and I heard people say that Desert petunia shouldnt be grown at home. Is tat so??? I actually love the colours it comes in (@ office).
btw.. which company do you work for??

Chandramouli S said...

Did you pot your honeysuckle? Make sure the pot you put in is larger than the one it came it. If it's been just a week or three, give it sometime to settle itself and establish its roots. Keep feeding it with Flower food/All-purpose fertilizer (a little dilute/less than the specified) weekly and I'm sure it'd started giving out buds and flower profusely in no time.
Hmmm.... Never heard of such a thing. Do you know its regional name? May be I'll try to look up in the ancient lore. It comes in three cool colors - the Petunia-ish violet, pink and white.
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