Sunday, March 20, 2005

How bout the blooming petals?

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. ~Jelaluddin Rumi
Now, how about the mass flowering that's been going on? Pretty or what? Ixora Ixora Angsana or Flame of The Forest? I always get the two mixed up: Angsana or Flame of the Forest? Bougainvillea II Bougainvillea Chinese New Year Flower OK, it got too hot outside. Here's a picture of some indoor plant I found at home.
Surf stop: betterdays
iTunes' party shuffle is playing a copy of: 04 - Isa Lei - Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt - A Meeting By the River, of which I have the original CD and therefore didn't steal music.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the roadside trees are blooming as well, shrouded in beautiful flowers all. .i especially liked the yellow ones, and the pinkish ones, kind of resembling the jap tree.

3/20/2005 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cassia fistula - the one with the yellow flowers and pods hanging down

Angsanas usually have pretty dense canopy la.. yellow flames don't have such long pods hanging downwards ; they all stick upwards.

And those 'resembling the jap tree' are called Tabebuia rosea.

- treegirl

3/20/2005 07:28:00 PM  
Blogger ivan said...

the first pics are not ixoras. ixoras have compound leaves and you can safely lick it's nectar, i believe they are lantanas? can cause a very very bad tummy ache if you try tasting it's nectar.

3/20/2005 11:44:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Fabulous information. Thanks!

3/21/2005 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Kevin "NotAFlowerGuru" Lim said...

At first I thought I was licking the wrong flower nectar since I was young (a logical reason for my retarded-ness), but alas, my mental impediment wasn't due to that. Someone's obviously made a mistake here.

That red flower IS the Ixora and the red species is common in Singapore (what I used to sample, though i never found them sweet... liars!). The leaf and flower profile, including color graduation and texture of the leaves, are more Ixora than Lantanas (which have rougher textured leaves).

Compare to Miyagi's Ixora photo with one here:

These are Lantanas... see the differences?

3/21/2005 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger ivan said...


hmm, then what's the name of the ixora looking plants, but with alot smaller leaves? i hope they cause brain defects or anything... might explain alot of my bodily pains.

3/21/2005 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jazz said...

I always get the two mixed up: Angsana or Flame of the Forest?

That's hilarious.

4/07/2005 02:02:00 AM  

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