He is the Avatari. His first expansion is the Sankarshan or Sri Balaram. When they started singing, Lord Nityananda fell into a trance-like state and started to dance. At this moment, a miraculous event occurred. Lord Nityananda Prabhu, still in a trance-like state, ordered Srila Raghava Pandit to quickly bring Him a garland of kadamba flowers.
Srila Raghava answered that kadamba trees were not yet in flower.
Flowering Trees – II – Karthik's Journal
Lord Nityananda Prabhu told him to look around the grounds of his house and he would find the flowers. As Srila Raghava searched, he was amazed to find kadamba flowers blossoming on a lime tree. The foliage is not dense. All these features not only make the tree look attractive throughout the year but also make it well suited for large home gardens and parks.
Flowering Trees – II
It is much sought after for landscaping, particularly where dense foliage is not preferred. Nile Tulip Tree Origin: East Africa Flowering Season: Most of the year Vernacular Name: Now it is known scientifically as Markhamia lutea. This tree grows tall; and does not branch very much. The tubular yellow flowers are borne in clusters and are very attractive. After the flowering season one can see long pods hanging on the trees.
As the pods turn brown, they become twisted. These pods, in excess of a foot and half in length, remain on the tree for a long time. This is a good tree to plant in narrow spaces since it tends to grow tall and does not branch out much. It is suitable for parks, gardens, and avenues. Elephant Ear Tree Origin: February to April Vernacular Name: This tree grows large and bears flowers that are small and somewhat similar to those of the forget-me-not. It flowers in profusion during the season, to the extent that the ground below the tree almost turns white.
The pods are large, dark brown in colour and each pod spirals so as to produce a disk like structure. The foliage is fine and feather-like with a spreading crown and is an ideal shade tree. A few of these trees can be seen in Bangalore. Indian Coral Tree Origin: This tree, like many others sheds all its leaves when in bloom.
The bright red blossoms attract a good lot of birds. The fruits remain on the tree almost through the year. The seed in the pod is a deep reddish-brown. Rub the seed on the side with the dimple on a smooth cement floor and put it on your skin; you will realise the amount of heat it can generate!
A word of caution, the seed can turn quite hot enough to leave a bad burn on the skin. Several other species of Erythrina can also be seen.
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Erythrina suberosa is seen on the outskirts of the city and in drier areas, while Erythrina crista-galli can be seen in gardens and parks as it is used in landscaping. The tree can be propagated by seeds and by cuttings. South Asia and Southeast Asia. In India — sub-Himalayan tracts; lower hills up to 3, ft. May — December Vernacular Name: This evergreen tree does not need any introduction. It is largely cultivated for its fragrant flowers.
It is very well known to people as they use its flowers for religious ceremonies. Frequently planted in the vicinity of temples, it is considered sacred. The tree requires moderate amount of sunlight and does well in moist climate. This tree has reasonably dense foliage and can grow very large. The Common Jay Graphium doson butterfly uses the leaves of this tree as its larval host plant. West Indies, Mexico Flowering Season: February to October Vernacular Name: There are 2 species of Temple Trees that are met with often. The Red Frangipani Plumeria rubra which is a somewhat odd-looking tree while the White Frangipani Plumeria alba is the more handsome.
Both are of small stature; the former being deciduous and the latter evergreen. They both have leaves that are thick. The leaves and the stem exude a white milky substance when injured.
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Both, the Red and the White Frangipanis, bear fragrant flowers in clusters at the tips of their branches. These trees are planted in gardens and parks and often used in landscaping. The trees are easily propagated from cuttings. There are several hybrids of these Frangipanis. Dinner Plate Tree Origin: This tree is also popularly known as Kanaka Champa. The flowers are white with long narrow petals.
The sweet-scented flowers open at night and fall by morning; the flowers are pollinated by bats. The name Pterospermum means winged seeds. The brown coloured winged seeds fall out of large woody capsules which mature after remaining on the tree for almost a year. This medium sized evergreen tree is a native of the Himalayan foothills.
It is planted in many other parts of the country in parks and gardens as it can be propagated from fresh seeds.
Sandal Wood Tree Origin: Throughout the year; mainly February — May Vernacular Name: The Sandalwood is an evergreen tree. The tree, in its living form, has no fragrance much to the contrary to what people often expect. The tiny flowers are greenish to begin with and turn maroon eventually; they can be easily overlooked. The fruits are green when raw and become blackish when ripe. At this stage the koels throng the tree. These birds are also perhaps among the important seed dispersal agents of the tree.
The somewhat closed foliage also affords ample cover to the shy Koel.
Throughout the year; mainly November — March Vernacular Name: This is a small sized evergreen tree with spreading branches and a dense foliage of medium sized leaves. If planted in an open area, it assumes a well proportioned, round canopy. The flowers are borne on dry branches in dense clusters that are orange-red that deepens as they age.
The tree looks particularly attractive when in bloom. This tree is also associated with mythology.
Besides, it is attributed with a lot of medicinal properties. It is propagated by seeds. Caribbean; West Indies Flowering Season: The flowers of this tree are very tiny and hardly noticeable when on the tree. But one can see these pale greenish flowers scattered on the ground beneath the tree. However, the strong yet pleasant fragrance in the vicinity of the tree in flower gives it away. It is quite an experience to be beneath a mahogany in flower on a summer morning or in the evening.
Kadam – Kadamba (Neolamarckia Cadamba)
At this time, the tree also sports fresh leaves which are shed very briefly during December through January. The seeds of mahogany are familiar to every one due to its dispersal method. The seeds are brown and have a long flat wing and are neatly arranged and enclosed in a woody capsule. These seeds can be used for propagation. There are a few avenues in Bangalore lined with this tree.
The road running parallel to the park with the statues of the Queen and the King in Cubbon Park opposite the stadium and the Diagonal Road leading to Jayanagar 4th Block the road with the Police Station are just two roads which are lined by this tree.