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red candy drops

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dazzling red candy drops
scattered by mother nature
they bloom
the bush decks up like a bride
butterflies hover
bees sing
humming birds dip their thirsty beaks

sharmishtha basu


These flowers are called lankajaba in bengali, my mother tongue, if properly nurtured a single bush can give hundreds of flowers each day, yes, i know because they are hot favourite in puja altars of our households. we had a few of these bushes at our burdwan home, these flowers have lots of nectar apart from their dazzling beauty, a magnet to bees, butterflies, ants and humming birds, squirrels etc.

Its really good to have one in every medium sized garden 🙂


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