Round-up of "G"

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We have folks pitching in with a whole garden of gorgeous flowers for "G" - from the commonly seen and popularly grown to the exotic and wild. In addition to our regular participants, we have Mandira and Mythreyee joining in.


Gini shows us a very unusual flower with a very interesting name - Gooseneck Loosestrife. Once you bring them into your garden, beware - you will not be able to get them out, cause their roots take hold deep down into the soil. But who would want to get rid of these lovely clusters, anyway!


Mandira presents Gazania which is a member of the Daisy family. Gazania looks like a cousin of the royal Sunflower too. It is a native of South Africa and has a pretty interesting tale behind its name.



Mythreyee brings us a One-stroke painting of Geranium which is often confused with Pelargonium's. These pretty flowers in attractive colors and leaves seem to be very popular in the United States and Europe.



Anita returns to the Flower Festival with a wild flower called Geum that is a resident of the breath-takingly beautiful Valley of Flowers in Garhwal, India.


Manisha stumbled into a trail of Gillardias on a visit to a working 1880's ranch in Boulder, Colorado. Gillardias are summer flowers that carpet long trails with their hues of flames.


Sree presents an oil painting of Gardenia which is an ever-green shrub that is a native of South and South East Asian countries. Gardenia's fragrance draws many a garden-lover to plant them.


G stands for get together again. Because like Anita, Vin is also back. This time with a fabulous digital entry for Gladiolus.

Mala has a gorgeous bunch of yellow gladioli. They are also called Sword Lilies even though they are not members of the lily family.


ShilpaH has sent in Glaucous Cassia
Botanical name: Senna surattensis, cassia surattensis.
Family: Fabaceae


She says:
"This tree caught my eye while enjoying a leisurely stroll in Charleston, SC. The end of every single branch was adorned with the bright yellow flowers. For sometime I was transported to Bangalore; it is very popular in the city’s gardens and roadsides.
Also called scrambled egg tree, it is very easy to grow. It usually grows four to eight feet tall. The bright flowers and the dark green leaves make a striking combination and attract butterflies."


And lastly, Priya's entry for G is a watercolor wash of Geranium which bursts out in glorious colors and scented leaves too. The popularity of Geraniums drew a group of Geranium lovers into forming an International Society.

Thanks folks for participating in the largest turnout for the Flower-Fest thus far! The G round-up is simply superb.

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7 comments:

Gini

That is a wonderful round up. Glad to see more people participate.

Sree

Priya: Thanks for the lovely round up!
Mandira: Great to have you participating, looking fwd to more entries from you:)
Mythreyee: Thats a very very pretty painting! Keep going and hope to see one for H soon.

Anonymous

Lovely Round-up. Thanks. See u in H round-up.

Manisha

Just a heads up: we were having difficulties with both Blogger and Gmail so Priya has done the round-up with as many entries she had on hand. There are 3 entries that have to be added: Vin, Shilpa and Mala. I'll be doing that within the next few hours. Our apologies for this!!

ShilpaH

The burst of color and freshness this blog offers is so refreshing! My favorite blog in all of blogsphere :)

shilpa

Wow...those flowers are beautiful. I looove this blog. Thanks to all for participating in such event and thanks Manisha for this blog. It would have not been possible to search for the entries if this blog was not there :).

mandira

Wow, superb roundup, colors and pretty flowers with information about each of them. It's truly amazing!

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