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Rambling on: purple haze

Monday, October 25, 2004

purple haze

will try manual focus next time but brilliant colors don't you think Posted by Hello

often the most unassuming plants that have been denied much deserved attention are the ones that will fill your heart with joy whole year round......reminds me of faiz who said that apnee himmat hai kay hum phir bhee jeeyay jatay hain..


Blogger (w)alter ego said...

Forget the poetry for once and give plant names - common and latin both, if possible, with cultivars.Are these blooming now? End October? I am moving to Karachi (that will serve you right!)
Love the glaucous foliage on this one.It is fuzzy and blue, right? The orangey-yellow (your neighbor's) looks a little like Abutilon.
These qualify as "aunties" for me if you get my drift!

9:26 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

have to get the desi name...don't know the latin name but can try to get it from the nearby nursery where they sell these..i gave up gardening some years ago so i only only the labor of love by our gardener...yes, there is a whole family of flowers that bloom in late fall and the milder winter...if you like the pics...can get some more from the neighborhood park that has a terrific collection..have'nt been there for ages....cheers Naveed

10:47 PM  
Blogger (w)alter ego said...

No, don't go to so much trouble please.Desi names should be good enough,actually it would be fun to learn those.I can then check in the nurseries in Lahore to learn more and ask some gardeners I know who are very knowledgable. Also, there are some Pakistani garden forum people who can help me out.I just wish we were allowed to bring seeds or cuttings back to the US.
Of course,I had quite forgotten that Karachi is still really hot(abut 90 degrees I think).
I'm curious why you gave up gardening, but don't answer if it is anything personal.
Yes,I love the pictures.All are very pretty.Get more only if you want, I will have another favor to ask of you soon in any case.

2:14 AM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

the nursery guy said it is silver bush....thought it was interesting desi name for it...entered into google...and this is the link i got...bulls eye i say
the flowers on this appear to be a bit on the blue side but this certainly looks like the bush we have in our garden....does this help?.....Naveed

5:54 PM  
Blogger (w)alter ego said...

Yes, the link helps. That was very nice of you to take the trouble to go to the nursery.You didn't ask about the others, did you? Once I have figured out how to upload images to the garden forum, I'll ask your permission to take these there to the name the plant forum.Those guys are awesome.
The link says these will grow in my zone, so now I gotta try these.Yes, I have found the desi names to be very interesting. This is also exciting because it means there will be plenty of bloom watching in Lahore this time. Thanks again

9:23 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

forgot to mention that the silver bush blooms throughout the year and yes i do believe this should grow in lahore or even virginia/wash dc :) to why i have given up gardening....i have a very strange reason....well i spent time gardening when i had started my old job which sucked big gardening was a release for me...time to be at peace with myself...these days the job is much better for which i thank the lord but hours are long so i hardly get enough time.....well come to think of it that is not such a strange reason at all for giving it up but reading your blog is taking me back to it....Naveed

11:21 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

btw - the single dark pink one is a champa...yes, you may have only seen the white/yellow champa which is a beautiful fragrant flower...this one is from the same family...don't know what champa is supposed to be in english/latin....i find the champa in much more variety when i travel especially to thailand which reminds me that my favourite flower is the thai orchid....Naveed

11:27 PM  
Blogger (w)alter ego said...

Thanks for all the info. Glad you're thinking about gardening again.It certainly makes one feel so peaceful. I find that my favorite part of gardening is digging and playing with dirt! And of course collecting plants.
I believe "Champa" belongs to the gunus "Plumeria". That is indeed a lovely, unusual color.
Go ahead and post more pictures, I think I'll leave you in peace to enjoy those and not bug you to death about info:)

10:02 AM  

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