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 »
These yellow mallows are rarely to be seen throughout the year, but they really thrive in monsoon time, just like many other wild flowers. Taking photos of them is the most pleasant part of my morning walks 🙂
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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 »
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 »