dazzling red candy drops
scattered by mother nature
the bush decks up like a bride
humming birds dip their thirsty beaks
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 🙂