I had unwittingly taken a week-long break from posting Flower of the Day. I must have had subconsciously counted down to the long weekend over here. Today is the last day of the long weekend, so I will celebrate it with an orchid, the Bamboo Orchid. I briefly mentioned that orchids are arguably my favourite flower because my national flower is an orchid, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. But had I also say that my mother loves orchids? I have never […]
The Poinsettia is well-known for its bright clear red leaves and recognised for its wide usage in Christmas floral displays. Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, gave the plant its common English name Poinsett when he introduced the Poinsett into the U.S. in 1825. Enjoy! [Photo: Taken at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, 2012.]
I enjoy the radial symmetry, yellow center and white petals with a hue of pink at the ends of this flower. The flower is tiny and grows in large numbers in a bush, as seen in the picture below. Enjoy!
I can never have enough look at a flower with translucent soft pink petals that perfectly overlap each other. This should be an allamanda. It is a common household ornamental “pet” flower in my country. It is easy to find seeds of allamanda, and easy to get them to grow well. I have tried to verify the identity of this flower through searches, so I hope I am right. But feel free to comment if I am wrong about the […]
Bougainvilleas are probably the most commonly seen flowering plant in my country as they are grown on almost every roadside. They are hardy; able to withstand the tropical climate with harsh, burning sun, and pouring rain the next moment. The bougainvillea flower is actually only that tiny white one that looks like a nano-daisy. The brightly coloured parts are called bracts, which are modified leaves. The bracts vary in degree of violet. In this post, I am showing you the […]