Friday, January 14, 2011

Blooming Friday - Patterns in your garden

In nature you can find work of arts in the veins, colours, shapes, patterns, grooves of leaves, flowers, bark of trees and branches, even the shadows and sunlight leave a pattern, to mention a few. Today's theme for Blooming Friday is Pattern hosted by Katarina of Roses and Stuff.




chrysanthemum in three different colours looks outstanding







shape and grooves of fern leaf - imagine the pattern on a porcelain dinner set or a silk skarf

pattern of the water hyacinth looks like peacock feather with a yellow orangy 'eye' against blue on top of light purple background


a palm tree with bunches of its fruits hanging down in arches






a dark magenta on white petunia





the caladium tricolor in blotches of white spots on green with red centre veins is like a stylised leaves you find in batek painting





The garden is really an inspiration where you can have the best and unique work of arts by nature. It strikes our senses visually, sometimes without us realising it and taking it for granted that it will be there forever. Come have a peek at other worldly patterns in Roses and Stuff. Have a good weekend gardening!

17 comments:

A Year In My Garden said...

I love seeing all these plants from the other side of the world - I grow ferns a lot but the water hyacinth is a plant I'm not familiar with - lovely picture. Are the fruits hanging from the palm tree dates ? or some other fruit.

LindaLunda said...

Ohh how lovely!

p3chandan said...

Hello AYIMG, thank you. The palm tree is the same one featured in my previous blog Wordless Wednesday, not sure what kind of fruits..its not dates or beetlenuts. The water hyacinth is a water plant found commonly in ponds or disused mining pools here,it multiplies and cover the whole area rapidly.

Hi Linda, thank you for your comment and dropping by my small garden.

lotusleaf said...

You have found some unusual and lovely patterns.

rainfield61 said...

When we get older and older, we can see patterns on our face, though they are not as beautiful as what you have shown.

My Garden Haven said...

Great selection of different patterns!

IreneL said...

Lovely photos!
Have a nice weekend! / Irene

Katarina said...

I like y our patterns a lot and you're quite right about the resemblance to batek painting!
Thanks for sharing!

Monica said...

Here we can enjoy a lot of different pattern. Lovley :)
Tjingeling

Bangchik said...

Fern is a real showpiece for patterns, always very intricate...

p3chandan said...

Lotusleaf, thank you..we can find lovely patterns in our own garden, so look out for them next time you are in the garden, you will be amazed!

Rainfield, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But as you get older you tend to look deeper than surface beauty.Anyway, nowadays you can change the pattern on your face if you dont like it, with botox or plastic surgery :)

Rosie, thank you.

p3chandan said...

Irene, thank you. You too have a great weekend gardening!

Hello Katarina, thank you for dropping by my small garden.Yes it does especially the white blotches..

Monica, thank you. I love yours too.

Bangchik, thank you. To me fern has an exotic pattern..

milka said...

My aunt sent me some water hyacinth from Johore, i kept them in the pond but they all died off after 1 month. I always have no luck in water plants :(
I love all the purples in your garden. I guess you like pruple ;)

kitchen flavours said...

Lovely plants. I guess batik designs are really an inspiration from plants!

p3chandan said...

Milka, aiyoo..if only you are near here, I could have given you one guniful of water hyacinth and water cabagges 'cos they multiply so fast in my pond, I have to throw them away! Yes I love purple flowers..but all of them are just coincidence not really choosing only purple.


Yes they are kitchen flavours.The very popular ones that I know are pucuk rebung and bunga tanjung.

milka said...

p3chandan,
TQ but give me also no use. As i said, i got no luck in water plants, i rear some fishes but all also kena curi sama burung. I really speechless. Now i only put fake flowers in the pond, totally carefree, Haha.

Suss o Kai said...

Beutiful flowers :) /Suss