Bought a new camera, so was all excited about trying out the features. Here are few pictures of flowers around my house in Mangalore.

Mandara Flower

Dasavalla (Hibiscus)

Bombay Mallige (Bomaby Jasmine - I am not sure why it is called so)


Pentas or Star Cluster....Lavander Colour (Thanks to natti)

Mallige (Jasmine)


  1. AnonymousMay 14, 2008

    Greetings !!

    I liked the first 2. I thought even your 5th pic was also of Hibiscus....?? Or may be its another species....!

    Tk care and have a great weekend !!

  2. Hi there!

    I am Dhwani, and I like your blog.

    Nice posting!

    Especially, I like the pictures of the post 'Kodachadri trek'.

    You are a really good photographer, indeed.

    and even I am not sure about the 5th pic. of this post. May be wikipedia or some other encyclopedia should tell you.

    If you would like to see my blog, visit me at:

  3. flowers are always a great way to forget the blues..I can never remember their names though..beautiful pics

  4. @Bentherulz - Thanks.

    @Dhwani - Thanks for visiting. I like your name. Sure, will visit your blog....keep coming.

  5. @Lakshmi - Very true. Thanks

  6. Beautiful Ajeya. That Lavendar one is Astra, you get them in other colors too.
    What camera have you got? Hoping to see more shots at your site. :)

  7. Indrani - Oh, thanks for the name. I have seen Magenta, Pink and white in same. I have bought a Canon S5iS....Sure you will find more pics from my trips. :-)

  8. Hi Ajeya,
    I really enjoy reading ur blog,the third pic is very nice.

    My Ultra went really gud, baby is doing gud. Thnx for asking.


  9. It's been ages since I've seen a Mandara flower in real! Nice post Ajeya.

    The species of Astra that Indrani pointed out is also called Balloon Flower. :)

  10. Hii
    thnx for stoppin by ma blog. ur blog iz great. da flowerz r awessom

  11. Awesome flower Pics!!

  12. @Anu - Thanks. Glad to hear that.

    @Celine - Thanks.

    @Sahefa - Thanks keeping coming.

    @Akshay- Welcome. Thanks

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  14. AnonymousJune 30, 2008

    The lavander coloured flower is called chethi poo in malayalam.i have seen in various colours like red,pink,etc.this should be that one.

  15. AnonymousJuly 01, 2008

    Ur pics are very beautiful. The lavender coloured flower is called idli poo in tamil, chethi poo or kepi poo in malayalam.If possible I will help u find the botanical names of these flowers.

  16. Thanks Mahesh.

    Thanks Preethi. Ya botonical names should be helpful.

  17. Thanks for stopping by my site. I love the Ratnagandhi. I do not think the mystery flower is Lavender. Lavender usually grows from a wood / twig type root and the flowers are not as large as those.

    Can't wait to see what this year will bring to your garden!

  18. The last flower is not jasmine, it is kakada...

  19. The lavender one is actually called as Pentas or Star Cluster.
    It is a very easy plant to grow in the garden.

  20. From own garden to Blog.

    Very nice. keep it up.
    -K. Bhaskar Hebabr

  21. from Home Garden to Blog.

    Nice idea and work. keep it up.


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