Wednesday, April 28, 2010


A beautiful and attractive tropical flowering shrub that blooms all year round in our country, Malaysia.
A hardy plant that comes in varying shapes, sizes and vibrant colors. It has been and continues to be an all time favorite with home gardeners and landscapers in the tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide.

We too find Ixora charming and irresistable! Three cultivars are grown in our garden – a yellow variety, which I’ve identified as Ixora chinensis ‘Singapore Yellow’ while researching for this article, a dwarf hybrid from Thailand, Ixora ‘Indian Rope’ with red flowers and twisted waxy leaves and the common Ixora coccinea ‘Dwarf Red’ that was recently added, as seen in the right photo.
the flower comes in several varieties but originally the chrysanthemum was just a small yellow flower. After generations of cultivation, the number of varieties grew rapidly. In the Chrysanthemum Book of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), 35 varieties were noted but by the time of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the number had risen to 136. In Li Shizhen's famous book, "Ben Cao Gang Mu", finished in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), more than 900 varieties of chrysanthemum were listed. Today more than 3,000 varieties are blooming in China


Red Tulips
Red tulips are a declaration of love, and make a perfect flower gift for a loved one. Red tulips are a great Feng Shui flower to display in ones home. Red Tulips are said to increase the power of the tulip to bring fame into your life.
Pink Tulips
Tulips are very popular to an extent that during the 17th century, most of Europe, particularly Holland, was gripped in a craze for Tulips as a result of which many had to even sell off their fortunes, a time referred to as Tulip omania. With various sentiments and meaning that tulips convey, Pink Tulips are favorite for almost any occasion. The colour pink is symbolic of perfect happiness and confidence. Since tulips are large, showy, and usually solitary, flowers, a “tulip’ has come to mean ‘a showy person’.
Yellow Tulips
Tulips are one of the most popular spring flowers of all time, and the third most popular flower world-wide next only to the Rose and Chrysanthemum. The meaning of Yellow tulips has evolved from once representing hopeless love to now being a common expression for cheerful thoughts and sunshine. With all of the sentiments and meanings of tulips, it's not surprising that the popularity of tulips continues to endure.
Orange Tulips
Tulips are very popular to an extent that during the 17th century, most of Europe, particularly Holland, was gripped in a craze for Tulips as a result of which many had to even sell off their fortunes, a time referred to as Tulipomania. With various sentiments and meaning that tulips convey, Orange Tulips are favorite for almost any occasion. The color orange is symbolic of warmth, happiness and fascination.


Kamini flowers have an aromatic orange-like fragrance. Grows best in lime soils. Native to Bangladesh, Kamini is a large, multi-trunked shrub, but can grow to become a small tree.
The evergreen leaflets are dark green and pinnately compound with three to nine leaflets arranged alternately along the spine.
The dark green leaves make a dramatic backdrop for the highly fragrant cream colored flowers. The shrub blooms most of the year.
The flowers are followed by small oval red fruits with one or two seeds. The shrub is usually propagated from seed.


Tuberose is a tall, narrow perennial with long thin leaves and a tuberous root. The aromatic flowers are large and white.
Dark yellow viscous liquid.
Tuberose Absolute is very popular in the perfume and aromatic industries.
Most flowers begin to lose their scent when they are picked. Tuberose, like jasmine, has a heady floral scent that continues to produce itself. The family name is commonly known as the lily.
“An easily grown tuberous plant requiring the same cultural methods used for gladioli; that is, plant in spring and then [for young tubers not mature enough to flower] remove from the soil, dry, and store during the winter.” From the book ‘Flowers: A Guide to Your Garden, Volume 2’ by Ippolito Pizzetti and Henry Crocket.
The tuberose grows in elongated spikes that produce clusters of aromatic white flowers. Normal tuberose will grow to be about one foot in diameter. The flower spikes will be up to two feet in height. Tuberose flowers will bloom from the bottom toward the top of the spike.
Tuberoses may be grown outdoors in warm climates. They flourish in sunlit places and bloom in late summer.


Silk- cotton species are among the largest trees in their regions, reaching 30 to 40 metres in height and up to 3 metres trunk diameter. The leaves are compound with entire margins and deciduous ,being shed in the dry-season.
They measure 30 to 50 cm across and are palmate in shape with 5 to 9 leaflets. The calyx is deciduous, meaning it does not persist on the fruits. They bear 5 to 10 cm long red flower between January and March while the tree is still leafless.
The stamens are present in bundles in two whorls, while the staminal column lacks lobes. The ovary matures into a husk containing seeds covered by a fibre similar to that of the kapok (Ceiba pentandra) and to cotton ,though with shorter fibres than cotton, that does not lend itself to spinning, making it unusable as a textile product.


Sunflowers are large flowers containing vast quantities of seeds, mounted on wide upward growing stalks that are a wonder of plant architecture.
The Sunflower is a name that actually comprises three very similar annual plants that grow in various situtations in caelereth .To different races they are a sign of positivity: happiness, cheer, even luck, health and hope represent the sun to certain elven tribes, and may also be given in bouquets as a symbol of long life, health and happiness.
All types are easy to cultivate as the seeds are not very difficult to collect, and as long as they are grown in a sunny spot, they grow magnificently.
In general Sunflowers have blossoms composed of yellow, orange or red rays of petals fanning around disks with smaller yellow, brown, blue or purple petals. The wild Sun flower grows to be about 2 peds tall, while certain cultivated varieties will grow to reach 6 peds if properly supported. The solitary blossom is supported by a green stem that in some cases is only barred from being a trunk by the fact that it has no woody tendency.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


The Datura is a large and coarse herb, though an annual, branching somewhat freely, giving a bushy look to the plant. It attains a height of about 3 feet, its spreading branches covering an area almost as broad. On rich soil it may attain a height of even 6 feet
The root is very long - thick and whitish, giving off many fibres. The stem is stout, erect and leafy, smooth, a pale yellow is green in color, branching repeatedly in a forked manner, and producing in the forks of the branches a leaf and a single, erect flower. The leaves are large and angular, 4 to 6 inches long, uneven at the base, with a wavy and coarsely-toothed margin, and have the strong, branching veins very plainly developed. The upper surface is dark and greyish-green, generally smooth, the under surface paler, and when dry, minutely wrinkled
The plant flowers nearly all the summer. The flowers are large and handsome, about 3 inches in length, growing singly on short stems springing from the axils of the leaves or at the forking of the branches. The calyx is long, tubular and somewhat swollen below, and very sharply five-angled, surmounted by five sharp teeth. The corolla, folded and only half-opened, is funnel-shaped, of a pure white, with six prominent ribs, which are extended into the same number of sharppointed segments. The flowers open in the evening for the attraction of night-flying moths, and emit a powerful fragrance.
The flowers are succeeded by large, eggshaped seed capsules of a green color, about the size of a large walnut and covered with numerous sharp spines, hence the name of the plant. When ripe, this seed-vessel opens at the top, throwing back four valve-like forms, leaving a long, central structure upon which are numerous rough, dark-brown seeds.
The plant is smooth, except for a slight downiness on the younger parts, which are covered with short, curved hairs, which fall off as growth proceeds.


Krishnachura trees bloom with eye-catching flowers

NETRAKONA, June 12:-May flower (Krishnachura) trees have grown abundantly
not only in the Netrakona district town but also in villages allover the

Krishnachura trees usually begin to bloom with eye-catching deep red flowers
in bunches from the last part of month. March but now trees bloom in May or
June. The trees with thick branches fully bloom from the month of March
every year.

It is better to express here that Krishnachura flowers are called 'May
flower' in English language.

Krishnachura trees are grown on both sides of the roads, are graced with
scenic beauty in the district town and rural villages.
The Krishnachura flower lovers and pedestrians gaze at the beautiful bunches
of flowers.

Many aristocrates have grown Krishnachura trees in their homesteads to add
scenic beauty of their residential houses.
The Krishnachura shaggy trees give stein fruits and these are used as fuel
wood. The roadside trees also give shade to the tired pedestrians in summer
from the heat.


The Lots is a kind of flower. It has thin, fine and soft patels. The Lots grow in watery places .It is white and pink in colors . When lots is bloomed, the whole marshy land seems to be a wonderland of beauty. It prefers quiet waters such as ponds, lake margins, and slow streams and will grow in acid alkaline waters


Champa is native to Indonesia, India and other neighbours areas like Bangladesh. It occurs naturally in the eastern Himalayan region. It is a large evergreen tree with a long straight bole of 18-21 m with a close tapering crown composed of ascending branches. The most interesting part of the tree are its flowers which are not very showy with few narrow yellowish white petals, but have an extremely heady fragrance. This fragrance has made Champa flowers very popular and they have been part of the culture in Bangladesh from time immemorial. They are used in religeous offering in various parts of India Champa flowers are used to make the world's most expensive perfume 'Joy' in America.

China Rose

China Rose
Nobody knows whether the hibiscus really is a native of China as its latin name, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, (rosa-sinensis = Chinese Rose) suggests or not. Many believe, it comes from India. This large shrub or small tree grows to 15 feet high. The toothed leaves are arranged alternately and vary a lot, but tend to be large, dark green, and shiny. This plant has a coarse texture and may be upright or broad and spreading. It is often many-stemmed. Flowers are glorious and huge at their best -- up to 6" in diameter -- and occur in many colors. Most are flared and have a bell shape and may be single or double, smooth or scalloped. They have a long central tube with stamens and pistils at the tip.


The Sheuli is the flowers of autumn. It is small in size with bright white petals. It is white in color and looks very charming. This flowers is don’t stay. The sheuli flower is very bright and beautiful if you take the time to look closely.


The Oleander flower is very bright and beautiful if you take the time to look closely.
The fifth continual summer blooming plant for July is the longtime well known Oleander. It is hard to beat them down. They just keep raising their heads and squeezing out a few flowers. The largest flush of flowers of June are gone but there are enough new ones still coming on the plants to remind us of what they can do.

This is a very common tropical plant and is abundant near beaches and other place because the oleander care is basically non existent.
The tropical Oleander tree is a wonderful easy-care, rounded shrub or small to medium sized tree. Oleander flowers come in an assortment of white, pink, red, or yellow.
You will often see Oleander tree or shrubs planted in a row as a property dividers for homes or as screens for privacy.
The Oleander flower is very bright and beautiful if you take the time to look closely

Monday, April 26, 2010


This flower is called Palash in Bengali. It starts blooming end of JAN and around mid March it is in full bloom. Perhaps the most attractive flower of the season.
The plant grows to a height of around 15ft and does not require any care. The jungles of Bengal, especially Birbhum, Bankura and the South Bengal are full of these. The flowers are around 5-6cm in length and the petals feels like velvet.
This shot is in the studio and light is the sun rays coming in from the window in the late afternoon.

Palash (Butea monosperma) is lovingly called "The Flame of the forest". When in full bloom in the spring, the whole forest really looks like as if in flames.
The tree is sacred to Hindus & Buddhists. Besides giving a harmless dye from the dried flowers, the tree has other medicinal properties also. The dried flowers has Diuretic properties; the Gum secreted from the bark contains Tannin & is effective in controlling Diarrhoea ; the seeds have anti-worm action. The Palash tree is a fine example of "BEAUTY WITH QUALITIES".

Sunday, April 25, 2010


If ever there was a flower that knew the meaning of variety, it is the Dahlia. While it's colors are limited to the warm ranges of red, orange, yellow, pink and white, it's flowers come in a dizzying array of shapes and sizes. Dahlias are grouped into 6 size categories:
• Giant - more than 10 inches in diameter
• Large - 8-10 inches in diameter
• Medium - 6-8 inches in diameter
• Small - 4-6 inches in diameter
• Miniature - 2-4 inches in diameter
• Mignon - Less than 2 inches in diameter
On top of that, they are grouped into 11 bloom categories. These include:
• Decorative
• Cactus
• Fimbriated
• Ball
• Waterlily
• Anemone
• Collarette
• Orchid
• Peony
• Single
• Novelty
Each variation of the dahlia petal is a beauty. Their petals can be spiky, wispy, round thin or a half dozen other variations. Even the color ranges from one solid color to a painted mixture of two or three colors.
Dahlias like well, drain, humus rich soil. They also like full light. While dahlias are not cold hardy, they do benefit from being grown in a cooler climate with plenty of rain fall.
Dahlias bloom from mid summer all the way up to frost. Many times their displayed will become more spectacular as the weather cools. Dahlias produce a better display if they are properly deadheaded and pinched.


The rose is a kind of flower. It has thin, fine and soft patels. When the rose blooms fully, it looks very beautiful . It is a sweet scaled flower. In our country the rose is called the queen of flowers .People like it for its sweet smell and beauty. We gift our dears rose.
Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty .The rose was sacred to a number of goddesses and is often used as a symbol of the Virgin Mary. 'Rose' means pink or red in a variety of languages (such as Romance language, Greek, and Polish).
The rose is the national flower of England and the United States, as well as being the symbol of England Rugby, and of the Rugby Football Union.

Water lily

Water Lily

Water Lily is the national flowers of our country . The Lily grow in watery places .It is white and pink in colours . When lily is bloomed, the whole marshy land seems to be a wonderland of beauty.
Water lilies are one of the most easily recognized of all the aquatic plants. Beautiful large white or occasionally pink many-petaled flowers float on the water's surface surrounded by large, round green leaves.
Water lily is a floating-leaved aquatic perennial herb that grows rooted in mucky or silty sediments in water up to six to seven feet deep. It prefers quiet waters such as ponds, lake margins, and slow streams and will grow in acid or alkaline waters.



Marigold plants are a very prolific, easy to grow annual flower. Kids love 'em and adults love 'em. Marigold flowers are available in a variety of colors, including white, yellow, orange, red and mixed colors.

Marigold Flowers will bloom from mid-summer all the way until frost. They can be used for indoor arrangements, but give off a pungent odor that is sometimes too strong indoors.

  1. Marigolds are considered companion plants that keep insects away. Many gardeners grow them amidst their vegetable crops.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


A Daisy flower is composed of white petals and yellow centers, although the flowers are sometimes a pink or rose color.
Daisies are not one flower. A Daisy is made up of two types of flowers disk florets and petal-like white ray florets. The Disk florets are at the center and the ray florets are at the periphery.

A Bellis Perennis is a European type of Daisy and is typically related to as the common daisy, English daisy or the lawn daisy. The Bellis Perennis is greatly populated in central, western, and northern Europe. However, it is also significantly and naturally grown as well.

Night Flowers

There are some flowers such as:- The night-queen, The Gardenia, The Bakul, Hasnahena and The Jui that bloom at night and spread their sweet fragrance over a vast area