Beautiful pictures of bougainvillea from my trips around India

Beautiful pictures of bougainvillea from my trips around India

It's no secret that the national flower of India is a lotus, and may be rightfully so. But when I travel around the country, it often crosses my mind that it should be bougainvillea. No other flowering plant comes even close when it comes to beautifying the most unsightly of streets and the humblest of ...read more »

Frangipani!

Frangipani!

For an avid admirer of flowers one of the advantages of staying in a tropical country is the possibility to see Frangipani (Plumeria) in blossom. In India I've spotted only two varieties so far -  white-and-yellow and red-and-orange, and both of them are nothing less than fantastic. The intoxicating fragrance of Frangipani is sweet, tender ...read more »

Another interesting tree detected in Navi Mumbai :)

Another interesting tree detected in Navi Mumbai :)

Not so long ago my husband made a trip to some rural areas of Maharashtra and on the way back he saw a beautiful tree with no leaves and lots of scarlet bell-shaped flowers. He broke off a little brunch to show me the blooms.

It's amazing how many trees in India flower in red and ...read more »