Welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! We're getting a little respite from the heat as the rains are here. Much more than colour, it's the fragrance of summer which comes to mind when I think of the garden. Contributing to all that heavenly aroma are--the Rangoon Creeper, the Night-blooming Jasmine, and the pink jasmine. I have not included a photo of the last one as I'm waiting for more blooms to appear. And from across the wall, from my neighbour's garden, comes the heady smell of frangipani blooms. A very fragrant June indeed!
A mix of colour here with sunflowers and two kinds of Pentas in the background. The deep red at the back is a constant here. You've guessed it, the Ixora.
Rain lilies in two more colours.
Adding a bright summer touch is this lantana-like plant called Copper Leaf/Chrysothemis pulchella. It's a prolific bloomer and is common in many gardens in these parts.
Another summer bloomer and a no-fuss/your-soil-is-good-enough plant is this orange daylily. That orange perks me up!
A trailing plant with bright yellow daisy-like flowers. Another no-maintenance, easy-to-grow [with invasive undertones:)]
A variety of Oxalis I added a few months ago.
The only variety of Anthurium that I grow in pots. I love the colour!
Peachy-pink Mussaenda in a large pot.
Not a bloom but the tender leaves of the Ficus are as pretty as fresh blooms. I couldn't quite capture that delicious pink!
The blooms of the Rangoon Creeper are amazing. When the flowers open up they're white, then they turn to pink and finally to a deep red before they wilt. Add to that the fragrance. Ah, heady!
Ruellia...it's the first time I'm growing it. It's invasive (thanks karrita, for telling me) so I'll have to keep a check on this.
The night-blooming jasmine has more blooms now. But the best part is getting a delicious whiff of it when my mind is occupied with other mundanities.... And that's a won- derful feeling!
Lavender flowers---I don't know what this is called. It's been blooming for the past month. I'll be happy if anyone can tell me its name.
With the rains there's fungi sprouting in nooks and crannies. These perfectly shaped ones were what I found in a pot, under a tangled mass of purple ornamental sweet potato.
I hope you've enjoyed going through the list of my June blooms. For more GBBD posts, please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Thank you Carol for hosting GBBD.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau