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Friday, July 17, 2009

Blooming Friday~~ A Few Blooms



This Friday I welcome you with the white blossom of the
Crape Jasmine. To see more Blooming Friday posts, please
visit our gracious host Katarina at Roses and Stuff.




The Crape Jasmine is also known as the Pinwheel flower. It's
a shrub/small tree commonly found in India and can reach heights
of six feet. It blooms almost throughout the year. My small plant
has been putting on a show since March. The plant belongs to the
Oleander family and the flowers are borne in small clusters.




Here's a shot of how a mature shrub looks like. This was taken
from a running car on a busy street. Blurry, but you get the
idea.




Hibiscus schizopetalus is known by many other names too.
Some of them are--Fringed Hibiscus, Japanese Lantern, Coral
Hibiscus and Skeleton Hibiscus.

This fallen bloom was snapped on the edge of my sister's
garden. The ones on the plant, for some reason, did not
photograph well.



Found this Striped Albatross butterfly feeding on the tiny
white blooms of a kind of basil. The ID of this basil is yet
to be established:)

23 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hello Kanak, that hibiscus is so unique. I love the colour also. I don't think I have seen this variety before. And, sometimes those pinwheel jasmine can look like they are turning ;-) Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

beth said...

WOw jasmine flowers looks awesome. I would love to enjoy its fragnance.

joey said...

Always a joy to visit and meet new beauties, Kanak. Hibiscus schizopetalus is one I've never seen and your jasmine, delightful ... I can almost smell its heady scent!

Arboarkticum said...

The only word I can think of for that hibiscus flower is: WOW! :-) Lovely pictures, all of them!

Mildred said...

Lovely blooms but that striped butterfly on the basil bloom is my favorite. How very pretty that is. Kanak, I hope you have a nice weekend.

Amanda said...

Jasmine är en härlig blomma som doftar smultron och sommar. /Amanda

vuejardin said...

Very cute Coral Hibiscus

tina said...

That jasmine sure does look like a pinwheel. A fun flower.

Camellia said...

Fantastic, exotic flowers to me!

Maria said...

Lovely pictures, ecpecially the one with the butterfly. The jasmine flowers have an interesting shape, thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend.

Susie said...

Does that jasmine have a fragrance? I can see why it's called a pinwheel plant.

The skeleton hibiscus is appropriately named too. Such interesting plants Kanak.

NatureStop said...

The Hibiscus is beautiful and really like the butterfly shot!Have a great weekend.

easygardener said...

The Crape Jasmine flower is delightful. The Hibiscus is pretty too - not a species I've seen before.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you all for stopping by. I forgot to mention in my post that this jasmine does not have a smell. So unlike a jasmine!! After all with the species the first thing which comes to mind about jasmine--is fragrance!

I'll be away from regular blogging for, what I hope is, a short while. I'll be able to respond to your comments or visit your blogs only after I get back. Take care. And blog on.....

HelenJ said...

I really like the strange hibiscus flower. I have never seen anything like it.
I hope you won't be gone for too long - I will miss your lovely shots of flowers and insects.
Take care
/Helen

Moa said...

Crape Jasmine bloom was very lovely flower.. and so big it can bee. Have a nice weekend.. Moa

Mia said...

There is something really fasinating with your hibiscus, Colors and shape to spin my imagenation. What a pitty there isn´t any smell on your jasmine, seem to remeber they have a very spicy scent otherwise. Your butterflies pictures are really something though :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

That is a very different hibiscus.Oh, I so wish I could grow Jasmine here. I can almost smell it.

Prospero said...

We know Hibiscus schizopetalus as Chinese Lanterns, but also Waltzing Ladies. The Crape Jasmine is beautiful as an espalier. My favorite part of your post, however is the butterfly.

Roses and stuff said...

Hi Kanak, The Jasmine looks so delicate and yet it's an almost constant bloomer! Wish it would like it here...
Katarina

Meems said...

Ooohhh, Jasmine is lovely and the tree form extra lovely. The fringed hibiscus is new to me but I LIKE it... actually better than the common ones. Enjoyed the look at the pretty butterflies too. Always a treat to see the snouts on those cutie wootie flying critters.
Have a wonderful day!
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Carol said...

Lovely shots of your butterflies! I must admit a bit sad by the ad "TruGreen" I wonder if you know it is coming up? I am sure they must use harmful chemicals... would love to know that was not so.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you all so much! I was away so couldn't reply sooner...will be visiting you all soon! Have a wonderful weekend!