This wonderful flower, I would call it as rare flower since its very rare see in my place and I don't know the name of it. Its growth cycle is very creative, I have found this next to our office at Lavelle Road, Bangalore. What is amazing about this flower/plant's journey? one might wonder... This simple looking creeper grows with its own struggle till it reaches above the tree branches, then starts producing light greenish oval shaped pre-flowering stuff (refer the picture above) then next couple of days, it starts blossoming wonderful textured flower, shaped like a saxophone with pouch behind I guess it is to attract insects, like wild flowers which consumes insects.
Next comes interesting part of the cycle, the flower starts transforming into green fruit, then after getting ripened, it starts drying by opening up like a dry basket with seeds in it. One can notice these baskets hanging in dead plant for a long duration with support of strong dry threads with seeds intact in it. When rainy days starts, these baskets fills up with water to wash away the seeds to fall on ground for new cycle. What a wonderful programming by the great creator/nature.
Let me know if you could share the name and more info about this wonder flower. Thank you.
Friday, March 12, 2010
One eco way of decorating the home or outdoor area is having plants, when we have tender coconut, we usually throw the shell. But, I came out with an idea like drying it and pulling 2 strings from it to make thread to hang on the wall, I don't know whether this idea is fresh or somebody is already familiar with it. I used money plant in it and filled water, to make it wonderful earthly looking wall hanging plant pot. One can also try varnish paint it to get shiny look.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
After a long gap, posting this on this ‘World Earth day’, this one is painting done using vegetarian color from this spinach and it’s fruit. The fruit from this plant has a pink color juice, when we crush it in hand we’ll get pink color like a ink. For the green the leaves has been used. I had this spinach creeper in our backyard, it’s very common in south Indian homes. It’s good for people having excessive heat in body. This spinach leaf is round in shape, one can cook bajji (one of the Indian snack) out of it. This spinach is called ‘Pasalai Keerai’ in Tamil.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This is interesting and very rare to see, recently I was checking the pappaya on the same tree and got amazed by this white insect which has some kind of white powder on it. This is very common insect you might find it in any plants in a shade or cold climate. when this powder falls on our skin, it starts itching. I think it's self protection like the kind other creatures have. First day I saw some track marks surrounding the insect and on third day, it looked like somebody drawn heart on the pappaya, it is unexplainable see it for yourself...!
Monday, August 25, 2008
As usual, early morning, I look at plants in a small space/pathway leading to toilet, One day, I saw a bright fresh green leaves (I call it green babies) of the pappaya tree, the tree is so, small that I can touch the pappayas. The green leaves were exciting to see it in the background of soft morning sun light, immediately I took my camera phone to take this shot. It's a delight to my eyes so, I thought of sharing it with others too.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This fresh looking beauty got captured in my mobile camera when, I was waiting for auto rikshaw after the rain stoped pouring on that beautiful evening. I loved this great graphic design by the mother nature. I think one has to become a child again to enjoy this kind of many natural eye catchies.