Tuesday, August 21, 2007

love flowers

Tropical Orchid

Many orchids that grow in under the dense canopy of the rain forest feature brilliant purple, magenta, or red coloration that makes it easy for pollinators to spot them in their shady environment.

(The Image Bank/James H. Carmichael, Jr. )







Brazil’s tropical climate supports a rich variety of colorful flowers, such as this bright yellow orchid.
(Kevin Schafer Photography Brazilian Orchid )

My comment: Orchids oh god ! it's my best flower. I love collecting orchids. I have four different types of orchid in my house. My hobby is to collect orchids as many types as I can. If u get orchid plant, remember me and bring a small plant for me. That would be my best gift ever.


Water Lily

Water lilies usually float on the surface of quiet waters, with the stalk reaching down to the earth. Some varieties, however, grow completely under water, even producing their flowers and fruits while



(Bruce Coleman, Inc./Michael P. Gadomski )


My comment: It's my second fav flower. I just love water lily but not as much as orchids.




Garden Nasturtium


The common garden nasturtium, a variety of Tropaeolum majus, is cultivated for its attractive flowers and edible foliage. The nasturtium originally came from South America.
(Dorling Kindersley )





My comment: I know this flower when we were in jumla ten years back. My mom used to grow it. According to her it's seed was given by Canadian fren whose name was oddette and we used to call it oddette ji phul.


My comment:The interesting fact about this flower is the number of petals of this flower is equal to the number of 'I love You' . so we used to call it 'I love U ' flower in jumla.


Snapdragon


(Animals Animals/Alfred B. Thomas
Snapdragon )

My comment: we call it ' bhyagute phul' becoz we can open the mouth of this flower like frog.





Flowering Gardenia


Gardenia is both the common and scientific name for a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs grown for their attractive, fragrant flowers. Native to tropical and subtropical countries, the plants thrive in greenhouses, with only a few species hardy enough to survive outdoors where summers reach sufficiently warm temperatures.


(Oxford Scientific Films/Deni Bown)


My comment: This has a very strong sweet odor. When I was 9 yrs old we, my sis and I put it on our hair which nearly covered our head because of it's odor. So many people teased us for this but I always remember this incident if I see this flower.





Petunia


The petunia, a member of the nightshade family, is commonly cultivated as a garden plant. Petunias exist in a wide number of varieties, with flowers of different colors, shadings, and shapes.


(Dorling Kindersley )

My comment: we used to call it' mike phul' becoz it looks like traditional mike similar to gramaphone.

Mimosa

The feathery, fernlike leaves of the evergreen shrub Mimosa pudica curl inward when touched. Tiny, deep-pink flowers appear in the summer.

( Dorling Kindersley)

My comment: whenever I see this plant I like touch to touch immediately. It's my relflex action.we call it 'lajjawati jhar'

1 comment:

  1. hi arati,
    this is typical you. ur love for flowers....... noticing each and every kind of plants and flowers on the way.... and now u've shown ur love for flowers to the world... typical you, very you...:)

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