Tuesday, April 26, 2011


What I would ideally like to do is to catalog all the Gulmohur trees in Indiranagar. There are so many of them. Each one looking so different and so beautiful. So next week I will try to capture as many pictures of the Gulmohurs as possible and post them on the blog. If I remember the location( I do not have those snazzy phones that can track location) and post it and you can find it if you are in Bangalore. Hopefully I am able to capture their magic in digital form. Meanwhile here are some pictures to enjoy. If you can tell me the names of some of these trees that would be wonderful. And I am definitely expecting replies from the tree expert @ Trees, Plants and More

 And btw, the pigeon, before it took flight

The beautiful Rain Tree... A sight to see especially from a higher point say a few floors high. The spread of green and beautiful shade of red/pink on the flowers is just amazing. The tree spreads itself over a large diameter and has such beautiful branching.
All pictures are of Rain Trees from 100ft Road Indiranagar, Bangalore

The flowers of the Rain Tree

Rain tree flanked by a flowerless gulmohur in front.

 Trying to capture the beauty of the colors.

 And finally the brances and its majestic cover.

Are these Cherry Blossom?
Found close to the 12th Main/100ft Rd Junction @ Indiranagar while moving towards 100ft road from 80 ft road.

 And what are these?
These were from the tree on a cross road on 12th Main

Common Tree but what is it called?

Hopefully I get some pictures of Gulmohur for my next post before they lose their flowers.


Arati said...

hello! i am no tree expert :)
its nice to see you post after so long, and even more nice to see the neighbourhood trees! i've been trying to take pictures of the same ones!
the pink blossoms are probably cassia, both the deep pink and the lighter shade. the last one you have on here is probably the lagestromia speciosa (queen's crepe myrtle).

Natti said...

Hi Arati,
I didnt know that cassia came in pink. I thought they were in Flaming red and Yellow only. Interesting fact. You should see these dense pink blossoms on 12th main near the signal. Cant miss it. Ofcourse you are the tree expert. You know the name of the trees that you post on.

Anonymous said...

Here in Guwahati, I'm also drooling at the sight of all the magnificent trees (you mentioned) in bloom. I post photos of them each year so this year I'll be enjoying others' photos. So you know who's looking forward to your post!:-))

Glad to have you drop by the other day. How's the vertical gardening project going?

balchender said...

natti, I tried to contact you on yahoo, but it dose not have such address

Natti said...

Hi balachender,
My yahoo account is active but having some issues. Any specific reason why you tried to contact me.

Anonymous said...

The first one (with pink-white flower) is called Shirish. Go for a google image search ...you will see lot of images of this beautiful flower!