Friday, July 23, 2010

The first lotus bud makes its appearance!

The first white lotus bud of the season raised its beautiful head out of the murky waters of our lotus pond yesterday! Earlier this year we had cleaned out the entire pond and in the process disrupted the roots and bulbs....so we weren't really expecting any flowers this year! So this was a lovely surprise, because - if you have never seen one - the white lotus is one of the most wondrous and beautiful of flowers! So of course I went berserk taking pics of it. I plan to take one every day till it blooms fully open - should take another week - so you can see the steady progress, kind of like those time lapse photos. Well then I went camera happy and started taking random shots of the garden...so here is the result of my trigger happy Friday! Also the first time you will see pics of my 2 adorable dachshunds....Junglee and Lucy!

The lotus bud - 2 days after I discovered it, probably a week old!
White clematis creeper on the side of the house
Another creeper in the front of the house
Trying my hand at those artsy close up shots...!
The ever popular Rangoon creeper
White portulaca
Hmmm..don't know what this is...? Anyone?
Orange portulaca
Junglee - cute, almond eyed, not very smart, picky eater, loves yogurt and happy even if there is at only one person in the house. As long as he has a body to curl up against, he could care less who it is! Will only sleep under the blanket!
Lucy - cute, round eyed, very smart, very sensitive, hates when my husband is out of town, loves food, will eat ANYTHING! Very sensitive to people and their moods, will only sleep on top of the blanket!

12 comments:

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Very pretty garden and your doggies are too cute. I miss my lab back in Delhi.

GB said...

Kamini...your "babies" are adorable!"-- the smart and not so smart ones....I love how they all have their own personalities!


Lucky you...you have a lotus pond. I just found out that lotus ponds are possible in the US as well. My friend in MO has one that survives under the ice and all over winter!!! How cool is that?...Now I'm dreaming of one.....

Kamini said...

GB...I'd be happy to mail you seeds as well as instructions. I have a gazillion seeds, each flowerhead produces 10-12 seeds. So let me know, I can mail them to you when I get to the US! They are easy to germinate, just need a wide/deep pot with some pond soil...even 10" to 12" depth is enuf!

Patricia Torres said...

very very pretty garden... My daughter absolutely loved your doggies... Said to ask.. if she could have one...

Oh.. and the artsy close ups are super cool as well..

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

What a lovely garden you have? I like that it is not all "pretty bells all in a row"...love the pretty lotus bud and all the other flowers too...and your doggies..they stole my li'l girl's heart!:)


Sharon

GB said...

Why thank you and yes please!!!!

vaidhehi said...

feel hyd.sick!lovely lotus bud and clematis..enjoy the best of seasons..its muggy here too..typical new england weather.

Anpu said...

Beautiful garden, one can spend hours and hours in your garden, pottering admist all those exotic plants! the lotus plant is lovely...looking fwd to seeing it unfurl...:-) would love to have a lotus garden, but dont know how to save the plant in the winters, when it gets abt 10 deg F.

Concrete Jungle said...

Lovely lovely lotus blooms. flowers and doggies two of the best things in life. Thanks so much for stopping by www.concretejungleblogspot.com

Shalini said...

What a lovely garden. Discovering new flower buds is such a wonderful thing.

Komali Nunna said...

Very beautiful garden, Kamini. Where is this lotus pond? We build a small pond in our yard.I had water lilies when we moved to this house. Now I lost all of them. I should try it again.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

you have avery pretty garden kamini...hmmmm,clematis and lotus,remebering my moms garden,where we have plants growing wild like atropical botanical garden...