Friday, March 10, 2017

Gate and Yellow Bells

Last year during the visit to Kumbakonam and while coming from Ariyalur we stopped at a village and I just came close to this yellow flowering shrub grew in front of a house. And the gate came into the image without an intention of shooting it and it gives a neat look to the house and I also liked the design.

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The yellow flowers, named as yellow bells aka yellow trumpet bush has become a trend in Tamil Nadu and many people has been planting this shrub esp. in front of the houses. Apart for the ornamental use, people started to grow these mainly for the purpose of Vastu (a traditional belief of bringing harmony into the home and Vastu means dwelling) but I like this plant for its charming and bright yellow blossoms. I really want to have this plant for me and will try to get one soon.

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Yellow Bells are a perennial shrub in the trumpet vine family that is native to the Americas and it is heat and drought tolerance, vigor and pest resistance. The yellow flowers are 2” long with trumpet shape and hangs in showy clusters at the branch tips and forks, bending the wigs into arches give the name Yellow Bells. It has a very long flowering season, from early summer to late fall; the shrub reaches 15-20 feet height and attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds for its flowers. 

Linking this post for  Good Fences by Gosia and Floral Friday Foto 

13 comments:

Twilight Man said...

The flowers are lovely. I do believe that the colours and shapes of flowers & plants could directly influence the harmony, wealth and well being of everyone. The Vastu and Chinese geomancy have ancient texts on these subjects that date back to over thousands years.

Sandhya said...

These flowers attract tiny birds with long beaks, for drinking the honey/nectar it holds. I had this in my old house! Beautiful pictures!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the yellow flowers are so pretty. Very cheery and beautiful plant. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Gosia k said...

I would like to have theses beautiful flowers at my home. hey are wonderful..

ashok said...

Lovely flowers

Alok singhal said...

It is about spring time here, so I'll see many colors soon 😊

The yellow looks quite vibrant, you've given it a nice light-effect. Get one yourself soon, and show us again 😊

Ankita said...

Nice shots! these flowers are very common in Northern India also, i like their bell shape and vibrant hue :)

Rose said...

It sure has beautiful flowers!

Devilish Angel said...

Bright and beautiful. Happy sunday Jeevan!

Destination Infinity said...

Nice pics. It looks similar to arali poo, no?

Destination Infinity

Jeevan said...

Alok - Hope you capture more colourful flowers and share on your blog... I just adjust the brightness and contrast on the flowers. Sure will come up with one :)

Ankita – but I am seeing these yellow bells more only lately and good to know its common there too. I too like the bright yellow color of the flower

DA - Happy Sunday too :)

DI - Yes it was... but i think arali poo has more smooth petals and edges

Pattu Raj said...

Beautiful!. These spread cheer in summer, and when they wither in a gust of wind the floor is a yellow carpet. Luckily Hyderabad is full of these flowers, the dry heat helps these plants. They come up in my containers too.

L. D. said...

These flowers are so beautiful.