Thursday, October 4, 2012

While we wait for the winter flowers....

It seems I go into hibernation in summers. The Delhi heat wilts every plant and the lawn burns. So I just give up trying. But the weather is turning now and the prospect of the coming winters is exciting! There are very few flowers around currently but that should change once winters are here.
These Dianthus are have reseeded in last years pots. Dianthus are also called Carnations and Pinks. Its common name comes not from the pink color of its flowers but from the jagged edge of the flower petals which look as though they have been cut with a pinking shear. It is thought that the color pink may be named after the flower- the verb pink dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern".
These shaded pink and white Portulacas are one of my favorites.
                                 

When I was growing up I remember seeing the Rosy Periwinkle (below) everywhere. But now there are so many bright and beautiful varieties.                                                                                                               

 


White Carnations on my balcony.
 Hibiscus in my garden.

5 comments:

  1. Your garden looks beautiful . Also loved the pics esp of Carnations.

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  2. Nice post and beautiful images.your garden look awesome! I like it.

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  3. Flowers show our love and feelings!!

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  4. NICE Flowers .Can you tell me their floral season ?

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