Saturday, March 24, 2012

A walk in the neighbourhood

Every now and then my mother notices some unusual plants and trees while on her walks around the neighbourhood and then takes me along.

The first tree that we looked at was the Datura suaveolens - Angels Trumpet. Beautiful white flowers hung all over the tree.

This house had interesting looking flowers that resembled the bougainvillea but were not quite the same.

This one of course deserves a mention for how the house has been built around the coconut tree. If only everyone would care so much about the trees. 

And finally the garden we've admired for the last two years.. above all for the beautiful bougainvillea above the portico and the mysore clock vine (Thunbergia mysorensis) hanging in the car park.

We passed many beautiful flowers as well.. here are some.

The red ginger (Alpinia purpurata)

A powderpuff (caliandra) variety


College Gardener said...

Beautiful flowers... The Thubergia mysorensis is to die for, and I love the house built around the coconut tree.

Anita Kumar said...

Really nice to see the house built around the tree. The residents must really care about trees. May their tribe increase.

Asha Ram said...

Very nice! I have thunbergia mysorensis creeper at home. The creeper is young; yet to flower.

radha said...

Nice to see the house around the tree. And there are so many varieties of bougainvillea these days, it could be one of the hybrid ones. We had only four or so when I was growing up! And so nice that your mother shares your interest in trees/plants too!

Vetrimagal Jayalakshmi said...

I missed reading your blog for so many days, and I have to rush to catch up.

Lovely trees and flowers, and your knowledge about them is amazing.

Arati said...

thank you all for your comments.