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Additions to my Terrace Garden 6 (13/6/12)

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Blog entry by sharad posted 774 days ago 3309 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The following additions have been made to my T. Garden.

Arabian Jasmine, Maid of Orleans, Belle of India, Madan Mogra or Madan Ban is an unusual flower of Jasminum Sambac family. Madan means Cupid, the God of love. As can be seen from the pictures they have long slender oval buds. Flowers are white, double and very fragrant. It has a great significance in religion, as well as perfumes and medicine. It’s scent is important in aroma therapy. Because of it’s enduring scent it is worn by women as hair decoration. It continues to exude perfume for a day after being plucked. It requires warmth, full sun and well drained soil. It may be called the king of Jasmine family flowers.

Grand Duke of Tuscany or But Mogra is one more popular flower Jasminum Sambac. It is also known as Rose jasmine because they resemble small white roses. They are fragrant and double pettaled.

Thumbergia fragrans, Sweet Clock-Vine, White Lady or locally known as Chimine is a perennial twining climber with long stems and swollen at nodes.The flowers are white non fragrant, solitary and 2” wide. Commonly planted in gardens for its attractive white flowers, this slender, herbaceous vine, native to India and Sri Lanka, often establishes itself in thickets, in waste grounds and on roadsides. Thunbergia commemorates Karl P. Thunberg, an eminent Swedish traveller and botanist, who lived from 1745 to 1828; There has been lot of confusion on why the species name is fragrans. Dr. Roxburgh, who gave the name to this flower, says in his book, Plants of the Coast of Coromandel:
“the plant possesses a peculiar and agreeable fragrance, and the beauty of its flowers, although not fragrant, entitle it to a place in the flower-garden
So, the plant possesses a fragrance, but not the flowers.

Gerbera is an ornamental plant from sunflower family. They present various colors like yellow, orange, white. red and pink. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours. There are four different groups of Gerbera flowers single, double, crested double and full drested double. Gerbera is also important commercially and is the fifth most used cut flower in the world. Because of it’s size, color and long lasting property it is one of the showiest bouquet flowers available. The flower size can vary from 3 to 7 inches in diameter.

Hibiscus

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein



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MsDebbieP

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posted 774 days ago

gorgeous flowers, pictures and thanks for the info

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 774 days ago

Nice to see your florals, Sharad. Your jasmine looks VERY healthy and happy.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Enoelf

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posted 774 days ago

Those are some beautiful flowers!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- I don't know if it'll work...Let's try it and see!

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Desktopgem

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posted 774 days ago

Wow, they are lovely. I can smell them from here, lol. Will they grow in the UK?

I especially love that Gerbera bud, the way it’s holding tight before opening and letting the sun in. I have never seen a yellow hibiscus before and that is stunning.

-- Desktopgem

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Iris43

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posted 774 days ago

Yes, I also think the yellow hibscus is stunning. Such a vibrant yellow!

The jasmine flowers are wonderful. I can almost smell them. lol The white is so pure looking. Lovely.

I have enjoyed seeing these flowers from your patio, Sharad. They are so different from what I grow here, they are a real treat to see. Thank you for sharing.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

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posted 774 days ago

I think we all have fallen in love with your yellow hibiscus Sharad.Is there any chance that you get seeds from it.If so would you please bring me some seeds to the gathering in September.Thank you.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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sharad

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posted 774 days ago

Thank you all for your comments.
Desktopgem, jasmines need warm weather. In the summer you may succeed in growing in UK. You have to give a trial or take advice from local nursery. You and Iris have rewarded me by smelling them from where you are. Sharing the floral diversity on this earth is so interesting and I also love to see some of your flowers that I can’t enjoy here. Iris and Bon, the yellow hibiscus is so good but I am expecting a better look of it in the coming months. I took several shots on different days to see if the petals are going to open a little bit more or that is the natural form of the hibiscus. If I get a better picture I will post it. I don’t think this hibiscus seeds. If it seeds I will preserve them for you. See a photograph of a bride decorated with jasmine buds.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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sharad

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posted 763 days ago

One more bride decorating her hair by jasmine flowers spreading the natural perfume all around.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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posted 763 days ago

that is so lovely and how very special: “spreading the natural perfume all around”

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 763 days ago

I wish I could smell the Jasmine blooms, Sharad. They look so lovely, both on your terrace and adorning the brides. The yellow hibiscus is stunning. I always enjoy your beautiful and informative posts.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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sharad

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posted 762 days ago

Thanks Debbie and Robin for your remarks.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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pratibha

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posted 677 days ago

Hello, Very nice blooms indeed ! Yellow hibiscus is stunning .This is Informative post too. Is Madan Mogra grafted? It has double flowers ,I have single flower variety.Would love to have follow-up post as they grow esp regarding pruning,suckers etc. Gerb is also pretty.Mine died may be over-watered.
Thanks

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