Saturday, April 9, 2011

Today's flowers - Red, Yellow and White


Today's flowers are not from my garden.


The first two flowers, the Peacock flower and the white Lily were from my walk this morning planted along the track by the roadside.




Caesalpinia Pulcherrima commonly known as the Peacock flower




I have always called this Lily, Bernie said its called Spider Lily (Hymenocallis), though there is no sweet fragrance coming from it




Cassia Fistula or the Golden shower flowers



Love the bunches of yellow flowers hanging profusely from the tree in my cousin's garden...I felt like walking under a cherry blossom tree!



32 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful, I love the golden shower blooms.

Bernie said...

All great tropical beauties. We commonly call the white one, the Spider Lily. There are a few different varieties of Hymenocallis/Spider Lily. The one that grows here is Hymenocallis caribaea ... which looks the same as the one in your photo, but I can't tell the different varieties apart I have to admit.

Love the Caesalpina ... I always wanted one of those in my garden. I'm lucky enough to have the Cassia fistula, but mine is not flowering right now.

Randi said...

Such beautiful and exotic flowers!!! I love the white one!

One said...

The golden shower is beautiful. I took a few shots of it with my handphone recently.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Splendid blossoms, have a good Sunday !

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Lovely yellow blooms.., and if you focus down below, there will definitely be a yellow carpet of falling flowers.

p3chandan said...

SquirrelQueen, I love that too..the flowers hanging like bunches of grapes!

Thanks so much Bernie, can always depend on you for the names these tropical plants.None of those blooms are in my garden. I love to have Caesalpina and Cassia fistula but they are too big for my small garden.

Thank you Randi, the lily bloom is quite delicate and pretty!

One I love them too. First time I saw it was in the KLCC park when I went jogging a few years back. They were so stunning with all the hanging blooms!

Wong, thank you..you too enjoy your Sunday!

Bangchik, you are right...lovely on the tree and under it!

Arija said...

Wonderful flowers, all of them.

p3chandan said...

Thank you Arija, thanks for dropping by.

~Holly~ said...

Gorgeous flowers! Beautiful colors!

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

The spider lily is a beauty. I like any flower have an unusual form. It is so interesting to find the different ones in a garden.

p3chandan said...

Thanks Holly!

Yes Donna, the spider lily has a unique form, very delicate, you can see that its quite transparent and easily damaged.

HolleyGarden said...

I thought the Peacock flower would be my favorite - but that golden showers is something I would love to have! Beautiful photos.

Francisca said...

These three flowers are also in abundance in the Philippines, where I live. Since I am way from home right ow, I must be missing seeing them in bloom. Instead, I see them here. Lovely.

Clipped Wings said...

Very beautiful!

rainfield61 said...

The golden shower in my taman always welcomes me home.

Malar said...

I saw the yellow flowers last week! I was wodnering what's the name!
It's like spring in your area! ;)

noel said...

I love these cassias..we have orange/yellow/reds that start to bloom in the june/july timeframes and its everywhere downtown.

kitchen flavours said...

The golden shower always attract attention! It really is pretty. I love to see the bunches of flowers, so lovely!

milka said...

The yellow flowers look like bunches of orchids, very beautiful lah! Does it flower all year round? How big is the tree?

p3chandan said...

Thank you Holley, the Cassia is a beauty, feel like Spring when its blooming!

Hi Francisca, Philippines share the same climate as us, so the fauna and flora are the same. Thanks for dropping by my small garden...do drop by again!

Thank you Clipped Wing!

Wow! really Rainfield, you too have Cassia fistula in your garden? Would love to see your taman sometimes!

I wish I could have this tree in my garden Malar..but its too big a tree for my small garden.This one is in my cousin's garden.

Aloha Noel, I have never seen Cassia in other colour but yellow, thats why its called Golden showers. It would be so beautiful if its red or orange!

Yes Joy their bunches of yellow blooms all over the tree are so gorgeous!

Milka, a bit like orchids with their blooms hanging down from the tree. Its a deciduos tree,like Angasana (pokok sena), though not flowering all year round. Probably at this time of year its blooms appear. Its quite tall like the rambutan tree but since your compound is big, it will be so lovely to have one there! Imagine looking up at those beautiful bunches of flowers..

Alistair said...

The Spider Lily does look very beautiful and interesting, like a plant from outer space.

NellJean said...

Beautiful flowers! We call the Peacock Flower, Pride of Barbados. I have little seedlings just starting and see no regrowth on the old ones just yet.

The cassias are lovely. I have seedlings of another cassia that we call Candlesticks just coming up good.

Tropical plants are among my favs but not all grow well in this sub-tropical climate.

Arati said...

i love the cassia fistula showers as well. do you know if they are poisonous? i remember reading that they are.

PlantPostings said...

All are beautiful, but I don't think I've told you yet how much I love the Orchids in your header photo. They are so intriguing and luscious. Always a pleasure to check out your blog!

Masha said...

These are so beautiful and so unusual too. I love your new header picture, it is such a pretty orchid.

My garden haven said...

The cassia flowers are so lovely. I saw lots of them in Siem Reap last week when I was there. Would be nice to have a tree like that, but it would be too big.
Rosie

Lrong said...

Wow, the golden shower flowers... very pretty I must say...

p3chandan said...

Indeed it is Alistair, a very delicate flower.

NellJean thanks for dropping by, just love your garden with its gorgeous roses!

I dont know about that Arati, must find out if it is poisonous.But you cant help loving the lovely yellow blooms!

Thank you Beth and Masha, those are the ground orchids featured in my previous post.

Rosie, you have a bigger garden, it will look so lovely there!

Mr Lrong but not as lovely as your sakuras or cherry blossoms!

Egretta Wells blog said...

What beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing them.

p3chandan said...

You are most welcome Egretta, at least your flowers are frozen in time on your canvas!

Anuradha said...

Excellent. I wanted to grow the golden shower tree in my garden. How do I do that?