These flowers grow in my garden. All of them. When chilli and papaya are UN-intentionally grown. Not these beauties. We do intentionally grow it. Well, my husband does. I? I’ve assigned myself to put them in my blog to meet Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers. Some of these flowers are the flower mascots of some regencies and city in Bali. However, from the 8 regencies and 1 city (Denpasar), not all of the region has already picked their flower mascots.
Jempiring (Balinese) or Kaca Piring (Indonesian) or Gardenia (English) is the mascot flower of Denpasar city. It has wonderful fragrance and colour that reminds you of purity.
Jepun (Balinese) or Kamboja (Indonesian) or Frangipani (English) is the mascot flower of Badung regency. It comes in many kind of variety and colours. Grows pretty easily in Bali soil and climate.
Pucuk (Balinese) or Kembang Sepatu (Indonesian, its translation is Shoe Flower) or Hibiscus (English). The flower mascot of Gianyar regency. What is the resemblance of this flower and a shoe? I-do-not-know. I just accept it without questioning, hopefully you, too :).
Mawa (Balinese) or Mawar (Indonesian) or Rose (English).
Tunjung (Balinese) or Teratai (Indonesian) or (water lily). Karangasem regency has created a dance inspired by this flower that the dance title is Sekar Tunjung (Sekar: flowers) and Tunjung (Water Lily). But, I don’t think they have claimed this flower as their flower mascot of regency.
Soka (Balinese) or Asoka (Indonesian) or Flame of Wood (English).
Another Water Lily. See a little bee inside the flower?
Orchid. Frankly speaking, I have no idea what variety it is, probably you could tell me….
Orchid. Still, have no idea, except its exotic distinguished beauty. That made me choose it as my header. Behind this flower is the traditional barn of Bali (jineng), of course in this modern days, with no paddy supply. Only place to spend our nice afternoon.
This is my Champaka tree that just learnt how to produce flower. That little yellow and fragrant flower is its first masterpiece. Champaka is the mascot flower of Klungkung regency.
I hope, you enjoy the beauties in my garden that always make me happy to see. Do you see any same flowers in your place? What do you call them in your language? Or if you live in a different climate with mine, I am sure you have different beauties. Tell me about them.