In Siva's Garden Today

Some regard it as the most beautiful vine in the world. Thunbergia mysorensis, a native of Mysore, South India.

Today it is blooming lavishly in our garden. We have 4 or 5 of the vines planted here and there. They grow to be massive, covering half an acre or more, with thousands of inflorensences, which grow down on ever-lengthening tendrils and are about 20 inches long, in bright purple and yellow.

In fact, there is a flower on the vine every day of the year.

The birds love to sit on the yellow lip and drink the nectar it holds.

2 Responses to “In Siva's Garden Today”

  1. Vanita says:

    Wow! How beautiful they look! This is the first time I’m seeing the flowers!
    I wonder what’s its called in Tamil….

  2. Anjali says:

    SO beautiful! I wish they could grow in my yard, but the winters are too cold for them. I’ll just have to see them at the Aadheenam!

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