Apr 17, 2009

Weekly Macro

You see something? Now?You should able to spot it now...
Dwarf Ixora - Ixora coccinea
Have you?
Yes! That's a five petalled Ixora! That's not uncommon, but not very common either. This is the first time I see a five petalled bloom in Ixora!

26 comments:

tina said...

I bet is smells very good. Quite pretty too.

Sunita said...

Very pretty, Chandramoli. Somehow I always keep picturing the whole bunch whenever I think of ixoras. Each indvidual flower is so pretty.

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Very nice that you can grow all these beauties on your terrace.

Chandramouli S said...

Unfortunately, no, Tina. The Ixora has no smell but an exquisite beauty.

I too used to do the same, Sunita, but somehow this five-petalled one caught my eye and lo, my finger went crazy over the click-button.

Raji Muthukrishnan: I'm glad that I do, ma'am, only I miss gardening on land, where I can have garden props and plan out my plots. [sigh] Waiting for that day.

Marion said...

What a bold beauty! She's not as shy as my blushing rose, no? LOL! Love your magnificent Ixora and plan to look some up locally. Happy Friday!

Chandramouli S said...

Marion: She's been literally bossing around Plantville with her endless blooms. This is one bossy woman we got here :D. You should have some in your garden too. Really low maintenance. This Dwarf variety is so easy to shape too! Have a great weekend.

perennialgardener said...

How cool is that, you are quite observant Chandramouli to have spotted that! :) Very pretty little bloom.

Chandramouli S said...

With very few plants around, it's easier to spot minute things in your garden, moreover I can't call mine a garden but just collection of pots! The blooms looks sweet, eh.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That is a beauty! It does look like it would smell good, but I see that it doesn't. Looks like there are many more blooms to come from her.

Msrobin said...

The blooms remind me very much of a kalanchoe blossom. Pretty!

Chandramouli S said...

Catherine: Sometimes blooms trick you into believing that they're fragrant, with their beauty, eh!

Yea, Kalanchoe! I love that too, Robin.

Abe Lincoln said...

I love macro shots. I try to use one on each of my blogs, from time to time, and some of them are startling for others to see.

I like your shots in this post.

walk2write said...

What a beauty she is! I'm kind of partial to five-petal flowers myself. Thanks for zooming in for us. And your garden is much more than just a collection of pots, Chandramouli! You inspire us with your imagination and passion for your little community.

Chandramouli S said...

Abe Lincoln: Thank you :) Macro is an awesome feature isn't it?!

W2W: High-Five! That's why Pentapetes is my favorite too, only I am having a hard time finding that plant/seed here :(. Thank you for that, W2W. I feel great when you say that I'm an inspiration! I still am not sure if I deserve such a huge compliment though.

Wicked Gardener said...

Very pretty!!!

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you, WG :)

Rose said...

Lovely! I like these weekly macro shots--sometimes we overlook the beauty of such small blooms.
By the way, the flower in the window box I showed on my post is a lobelia. It is just gorgeous in containers, an electric blue. I've never had much luck in keeping them alive, though; I think they require a lot of water. But they're certainly worth trying!

Chandramouli S said...

Said true, Rose. After I discovered this Macro functionality, my eyes always look for tiny details.
Oh, thank you for the identification, Rose. I liked it's bright color. Hope I get that here - let's see...

Phillip said...

A beautiful flower and a beautiful photo!

A wildlife gardener said...

I love the delicate hues of pink in the flower and the golden anthers :)

How wonderful to appreciate the intrinsic beauty of plants and to be able to capture that in your photographs :)

The more we closely observe plants, the more we appreciate the similarities and the differences, and marvel at the infinite variety :)

As a child my gardening world opened up with the simple beauty of the humble daisies growing on our lawn. I always hated when the mower cut off their heads :)

Do you know the daisy is called 'the day's eye' ? ... for it opens and closes with the sun each day :)

Alan said...

Nice photos Chandramouli! Very lovely flower.

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you Alan :). She's cute, ain't she!

quu said...

Thanks for your comment :)

Hippaestrum's are just houseplants in Finland and finnish people grew them often at christmas time - many plants go into trash binns :( Not many try to re-bloom those plants ( I have few..).

Lilies cope our climate and bulbs are cheap! That's why we love and grow them.

quu from Finland

lili11 said...

I have Ixora in my garden. Lovely bunch of flowers.

Chandramouli S said...

Welcome to Plantville, quu. You're lucky to have lilies. They mean exotic in my books!

Welcome to Plantville, lili11: Oh cool! Then I'm sure you understand why I love these beauties! Thank you :)

Kanak Hagjer said...

I don't think I've looked at an Ixora bloom like that. That's what I'm going to do first thing in the morning. Beautiful shots and the pink is gorgeous!