Showing posts with label flowersfromtoday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowersfromtoday. Show all posts

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Amaryllis(hippeastrum) forced blooms

Amaryllis(hippeastrum) naturally bloom in spring here and these flowers shown below are forced blooms. These are not grown by me, but an expert gardener of lahore, Dr. Amir yar khan. These shots are taken from his lawn. Enjoy the flowers.
amaryllis apple blossom

amaryllis papilio

amaryllis hippeastrum lime

amaryllis hippeastrum double red

This post is part of Garden bloggers bloom day at May dreams gardens

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flowers of murree hills - aquilegia, chestnut tree and wild flowers

All shots taken in Murree hills and Nathia gali, Pakistan. some flowers are wild while some are grown by home gardeners. The first one is aquilegia or columbine. A passionate gardener in nathiagali is growing these beautiful columbine flowers.

Indian Horse Chestnut tree with botanic name Aesculus indica is a common tree of murree hills. The umbrella shape leaves are beautiful and the flower spikes add to the beauty. 

Another columbine flower planted by a gardener in nathia gali. Columbines grow naturally in hilly areas. They do not tolerate the southern heat of plains thus they are mostly treated as annuals in our southern plains. There are some cultivars though which are perennial in lahore and other subtropical areas.

This pink flowering shurb is a common sight in galiyat in murree. Flowers are from fabacea family (Pea family) and my first guess is Himalayan indigo, Indigofera heterantha. Any confirmation about the ID will be highly appreciated.

This is a wild flower grown in many parts of murree hills. This one i shot in the nathia gali road side. Not sure about the ID though.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Trees of Parkinsonia aculeata, Pterospermum acerifolium and Erythrina suberosa

Here are some of the trees which are native to my city lahore (Pakistan) and blooming right now. First one is Parkinsonia aculeata also known as Vilayti kikar. It is a roadside tree covered in yellow flowers. It is also called Jerusalem thorn due to its thorny stems.

Erythrina suberosa also called as Coral tree. Tree looks spectacular when in bloom.

Pterospermum acerifolium with local name kanak champa, a fragrant tree native to india, Pakistan and other south asian countries. Fragrant flowers although leaves are very large. Flowers emit fragrance at night. Another common tree in india and Pakistan.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Flowers of gazania, aquilegia, crape jasmine and millettia

Talking of spring flowers annuals, only few are flowering right now. Heat is coming in fast and only drought tolerant plants are blooming. Some annuals in the shade are also showing their flowers. I would call it the remnants of spring. The first one is gazania. A drought tolerant plant which blooms till mid summer here.
gazania flowering in lahore heat

This aquilegia is in shade in my soil bed and only gets few hours morning sunlight. Columbine flower is an annual in lahore though some gardeners manage them as perennials.
pink aquilegia columbine

This is Tabernaemontana divaricata, crape jasmine which is called chandni locally. A perennial, it blooms almost all summer enduring summer heat. Sadly neither the single flowers nor the double ones are fragrant. But i heard that there are some fragrant crape jasmines as well.
chandni double crape jasmine

Talking of trees, here comes another species of millettia. It is probably millettia pinnata also called pongam tree native to india, pakistan, japan , thailand, malaysia.  It another variety of sheesham having beautiful flowers. Flowers clearly show they are from Fabaceae (pea) family.
This is the close up of flowers.
shesham tree millettia pinnata

Flowers clearly show they are from pea family.
macro millettia pinnata lahore

Tree is covered with flowers and leaves are none or very few making it very beautiful tree.
pongam tree sheesham lahore

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring trees millettia ovalifolia and butea frondosa in bloom

There are lot of trees in bloom right now. The spring annuals have started fading but trees are just warming up. Here are some of the trees in bloom right now in lahore. I am intended to capture at least 50 trees in my blog this spring.

First one is butea frondosa also known as Flame of the forest. Bees and butterflies just love it. The hundreds of flowers on a single tree look so pretty. A common tree in lahore. This is a closeup of flowers.

And this is how it looks like a panorama view.

The next one is millettia ovalifolia with local name villayati shisham. A subtropical legume tree. There are more than one millettia species blooming right now but i will share the remaining in next post.
These are buds not flowers.

This is closeup of flower buds. Look like capsules

And this is how flowers look like. Somehow they appear to be pea like.

And last but not least the front view of this beautiful tree.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bauhinia flowers - Kachnar trees

Bauhinia alba sufaid kachnar

Bauhinia purpurea gulabi kachnar tree

Bauhinia variegata Kachnar / Orchid tree

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flowers of sophora, ranunculus and california poppy

California poppy is favorite among bees as well. It is a drought tolerant as compared to iceland poppies. Most common color is this yellow one.

And they look great in masses.

Sophora secundiflora with synonym Calia secundiflora also called shama here. One of most fragrant flowers i have ever come across. Fragrance is just like grape sode and resembles hyacinth. Bees love it too. Fragrance wafts in the air. A slow growing plant, it takes some time to reach flowering height. The other species common in lahore is sophora tomentosa with yellow flowers but with no fragrance. This Shot is taken in lawrence gardens lahore.

Ranunculus grown from corms/tubers. Blooming right under my neem tree.

Just another bee trying to get inside this blue flower. Any help with the ID will be appreciated.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Flowers of Sweet pea, linum, anemone and gaillardia

Spring has just started and flowers have started to bloom all around. Weather is still not warm enough to sow morning glory seeds though. Here are some of flowers blooming in my small garden.

This is some hummingbird moth i captured in lawrence garden bagh-e-jinnah lahore. Any identification would be highly appreciated.

Anemone has started blooming in pots as well. The ones in ground are yet to bloom.

Sweet pea also blooming right now. It is called phool matar locally.And what a magnificent fragrance it is. I sowed two types this year. Heirloom miss willmott and second one the fragrant spencer types. Will show you more blooms next week.

Then comes linum grandiflorum. There is another variety of linum with culinary use but with smaller flowers. This one is grandiflora with large flowers. Seeds were gifted to me. Will save seeds for sure.

If there is any plant in lahore which can bloom year round all 12 months, it is none other than gaillardia. Sadly it does not attract much butterflies here.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

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