Thursday, January 15, 2009


Seeing all the Bloom Day pictures I couldn't resist joining
in. Winter, in many parts of India, is a vibrant splash of
colour. If it's January, chrysanthemums are still at it--
blooming in profusion. An early morning shot has this little
guy staring back at me with no sign of flitting away from
its fragrant, floral bed!

Purple salvia in the mixed bed. Red and peachy ones are
blooming too.

More mums opening up. Good to know that my li'l space won't
be bereft of colour for another three weeks or so. that pristine white!

Prospects of a bright future at the sight of this baby
bottle-gourd and a bloom!

Finally, the view from my kitchen window and this does not
belong to me. My neighbour's yard with all those pretty
flowers...a welcome sight at any time of the day!

If you'd like to join Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day, please
visit Carol at May Dreams Garden.


Carla said...

I'm SO going to have to do this next month!! Love your mums, love your salvia, and dias and white gourd bloom (didn't know they bloomed white:). And how cool your neighbor has a lovely view for you! My goal this year is to have a lovely view for my neighbor too:)

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Kanak, I am so glad you joined in bloom day, and shared your joyful flowers.

Meems said...

Kanak, Very happy flowers blooming in your warm climate. It's nice to have flowers all year long. I also enjoyed the post on the nursery you visited. It is so fun to see how each nursery grows and manages their plants. You made the most of your trip to your sisters fitting in the interests you have. I always have to stop at a nursery wherever we go. Glad you joined in bloom day.
Happy Thursday.

VP said...

What a lovely splash of colour - so glad you joined in to cheer us all up, Kanak!

Susie said...

Kanak-Your flowers are lovely and how lucky you are to have that view from your kitchen window.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kanak, I'm so glad you are back in blogland. These pictures are so nice to see. My dad's favorite was salvia - thanks for reminding me. I hope you are doing well and that you have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to your first GBBD Kanak! I'm glad you joined in and shared your beautiful blooms today. Those mums are really gorgeous right now!

tina said...

Awesome mums! I too am partial to those whites.

walk2write said...

Washing dishes must be a pleasure with a view like that one to soothe. I love your salvia. Quite the healing touch to add to the garden, and hummingbirds love it too.

MNGarden said...

I love those lovely white mums on this very cold winter day.

Chandramouli S said...

It was worth the wait, Kanak. Chrysanthemums are always welcome, aren't they! Once they begin blooming, they keep your garden colorful for long! Great ones!

Titania said...

Kanak you have a yard full of lovely flowers and even the benefit of your neighbours flowergarden which is a pretty sight.

Linda Lunda said...

But.. are you growing dhalias?
Have you grow them from seeds?

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you all for your kind words...and your welcome. It was impulse last evening to join. I hope I'll have a better selection of photos next month. More order!

And Linda, my neighbour's got dahlias. The saplings were bought from the nursery. I didn't plant any dahlias this year.

Nan Ondra said...

I'll join with the others in welcoming you to your first Bloom Day. It was a joy to see your mums and other flowers. Thank you for sharing them. I look forward to seeing what you have next month, because I'm sure we'll still be frozen here in Pennsylvania!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you so much, Nancy. Just got back from your blog and left a comment. Wonderful post! I'll be frequenting it from now on.

I'm looking forward to all you northerners' spring posts! It won't be such a long wait now.

Carol said...

Welcome to bloom day. I hope it is your first of many. I love seeing blooms somewhere in January while I'm all cold and snow covered.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Kanak Hagjer said...

Carol, thank you so much! There'll be many many more--really looking forward to future posts!

Dreamybee said...

I love the way your baby bottle-gourd appears to be glowing. I think vegetables don't always get credit for being pretty, even though many of them have lovely flowers. Can't wait to see what it's doing next GBBD!

Sue said...

Hi Kanak,
It's interesting to see what kinds of flowers my area has in common with those in different places, and what other plants bloom at the same time, that don't here. Did that make sense? If I read a story or something that talks about certain flowers being in bloom, I wonder why they said that, as they don't bloom at the same time. Well, they do other places.

Anyway, I really enjoyed seeing your lovely blooms!

Garden Designs said...

Hello kanak, first of all the pictures are awesome, you got a gorgeous blog. Good luck with your future posts.