Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some More Fragrant Flowers From Our Garden!

I had listed about the summer flowers in our garden a few months back. Now, let me write about more flowers here. I don't know the names of some flowers...please tell me if you know!

1. I got this flower from a small nursery! The fragrance is too strong. This is a bush plant and the flowers look beautiful at night - white flowers with dark background! Even the nurseryman didn't know the name of the flower!
Anyone know the name of this flower?!

1. Murraya Paniculata - Kamini

2. I have got the Ixora plant(Vrukshi) in different colours, but this White Ixora has got nice fragrance!
(Pavetta indica-Fragrant Ixora)

3. This is Rathnagandhi flower (small) tree...I had noticed many parrots sitting on this tree during September-October, slit open the long seed (which looks like beans) and eat the tiny seeds from inside and drop the shell/outer skin all over! They keep shouting together while eating, which is fun to watch!

4. This is called Rangoon creeper, which looks nice on the fence and has got fragrant flowers!

5. We call it 'butter-cup' flower. This has got very slight fragrance but looks beautiful!

(Bauhinia acuminata - Dwarf White orchid tree, Dwarf white bauhinia)

6. I remember the nurseryman selling this plant to me, as 'day queen' or 'night queen' plant! 
I don't remember which one! The flower has got strong, nice fragrance and reminds me of 'Shrek's ears'!

(Cestrum diurnum -Day blooming jasmine ,Yes Day queen; Cestrum nocturnum - Night queen (rat ki rani)

7. My friend says, this is Juhi flower. This is a creeper. The flower has got strong fragrance!

(Aganosma heynei -Malati)

8. Paarijaata ... This flower is connected to our Hindu mythology.  The story is hereThis is used in Indian medicine and cookery too!
 (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis)

Thats it, for now! List of a few more flowers will come later! Which one do you like most?!

Edited to add on 20.2.13:  A new friend here, Malini, has given the botanical names of  the flowers.  Let me write them below the flowers.  Thank you, Malini!



Bikram said...

I have to visit you very sooon and take all these seeds .. I need them too they are so very beautifull ..

thank you for sharing

Renu said...

Rangoon creeper is the one I liked Sandhya you have a beautiful garden.

Anonymous said...

All r beautiful sandhya,we have night queen in my apartment....

KParthasarathi said...

Nice pics.Is bthe first one nandiyavattai as it is called.We used to hv this in our garden and it will hv flowers in plenty all through the year

Sandhya said...

Bikram: Please do, Bikram!

Renu: Thank you, Renu!

Varunavis: So, it is Night Queen! I had forgotten the name, Saritha!

KParthasarathi: No, that is not Nandiavattai! This flower blooms in bunches, don't know the name Sir!

Kavita Saharia said...

Beautiful.Will come back later to see the post properly.Have come back from a trip ,unpacking stuffs .See you again .

Sandhya said...

Kavita: Enjoyed he trip?

Waiting for the comments!

Swaram said...

Lovely Sandhya! What a pretty garden u hv :) Bliss to hv these beauties around :)
And hats off to ur efforts too!

Destination Infinity said...

I like the second one - group of multiple white coloured flowers. A lot of small flowers bunched together like a bouquet!

Destination Infinity

kanagu said...

Lovely flowers... pleasing to the eye :)

Its so rare to see such large collection of flowers in a home :)

Sandhya said...

Swaram: This area (where our house is located), had been a dumping yard earlier, so the bad smell hovers often. So I started collecting plants with fragrant flowers. Now, the water's salt content has increased and the plants don't look very healthy. This is also one reason I am taking pictures of all the flowers and posting!

Thank you, Swaram!

Destination Infinity: Yes, that is a beautiful flower!

Kanagu: I have a gardener who comes once a week to clean and do the hard work! I do all the other small work like watering everyday, which I love to do!

Roshmi Sinha said...

Great captures and you have such a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing the pics Sandhyaji :)

I think the first one is Jasminum auriculatum – we call it Jui phul in Bangla :)

Kavita Saharia said...

I don't know first few names but they do look so beautiful and bright.That night queen looks like Night Flowering Jasmine .Shrek's ears --i like the comparison.Looking at own garden flowers first thing in the morning gives immense pleasure to me.Enjoyed your garden and i am feeling the fragrance too.Or may be it is the agarbatti i lit just few minutes back at my clinic.

radha said...

I like the Rangoon creeper the best. They look so good when they are blossoming and allowed to fall over a wall or trellis. Great collection of plants.

Sandhya said...

Roshmi sinha: Jui Phool? Nice name, Roshmi. Thank you!

Kavita: Agarbatti smell?!

I love my rounds in the morning after having coffee along with my cat Goalie! The fragrance starts at 7 in the evening, which is divine, Kavita!

Radha: Thank you, Radha!

Kavita Saharia said...

Incense stick (agarbatti) --- before starting my work at clinic i always lit few ,i have a mini puja ghar there too.

Sandhya said...

Kavita: That is nice, Kavita! My husband's office also has got some pictures of our family deity, Venkateshwara and Ganesha...on normal days, he lights agarbatti and on Fridays, one poojari comes to do regular pooja!

Roshmi Sinha said...

That's Juhi in Hindi, Sandhyaji :)

Sandhya said...

Roshmi Sinha: My friend said that the 7th one is Juhi, which is a creeper. The first one is a bush. But the flower is beautiful, isn't it? It stays in the plant just for a day. The 7th Juhi flower stays fresh for many days in the plant/creeper.

Malini said...

I enjoyed reading your posts. Congratulations on such a lovely garden.

If I may I would like to identify these flowers

1. Murraya Paniculata - Kamini

2.Pavetta indica-Fragrant Ixora

5.Bauhinia acuminata - Dwarf White orchid tree, Dwarf white bauhinia

6.Cestrum diurnum -Day blooming jasmine ,Yes Day queen; Cestrum nocturnum - Night queen (rat ki rani)

7.Aganosma heynei -Malati

Hope it helps.
Thanks, Malini.

Sandhya said...

MALINI: Malini Ram? Welcome to my space, Malini! I am happy to know that you enjoyed reading my posts.

I am happy to know the botanical names of all the flowers displayed here. I prefer to grow plants with fragrant flowers.

Thank you once again, Malini!

Shail said...

Next time I come, take me to this house please! :) The flowers look so lovely!

Sandhya said...

SHAIL MOHAN: Thank you, Shail! I didn't check your mail and I posted this again!

Usha basker said...

Amazing to see so many varieties of beautiful and fragrant flowers in ur garden. Lovely flowers mami. I liked the 1st one, Rangoon creepers, juhi flowers and parijaata very much. Though I don't know their botanical names I love the flowers Really amazing to see so many varieties of jasmine alone in ur garden. You have a very good taste for everything. You r an interesting person mami. You love nature, pet animals, birds and ur environment everything around me. You admire everything and I admire you:-)

Rachna said...

Such fantastic flowers, Sandhya. I have parijaata, Night queen and jasmine in my home.

Sandhya said...

USHA BASKER: I feel happy when I smell the frangrance of flowers. I tried my best to collect plants which had flowers with fragrance. In the evening, the environment was divine, with difference smells!

We have to try to do something to make ourselves happy, Usha! Thank you!

RACHNA: Wherever I had space, I planted plants and small trees which had flowers with fragrance. I am very fond of jasmine, so different kinds of jasmine were there. Now, I have come to a flat:( I have got a few potted plants, that is all. This was the main reason I wrote a 'mourning post' before shifting last June!

I am settled here now! Thanks for the comment, Rachna!

Absinth said...

Just came across your post because I was looking up the same flower. It's called the Murraya paniculata

Sandhya said...

ABSINTH: Welcome to my space, Absinth! Thanks for the comment!

Shail said...

I came to look at the flowers again. I love the Rangoon creeper a lot!

Sandhya said...

SHAIL MOHAN: Except a couple of jasmine, nearly all flowers are still blooming there! Thank you, Shail!

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