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Flowers in Bali Indonesia

When the greyness of a British January gets too much and I’m in need of some colour, I come back to my photos from Bali last year and the vibrant shades of the island’s flowers. Indonesia’s tropical climate and mix of habitats make it home to over 28,000 plant species, and you can see and smell them wherever you go. They run through a whole rainbow of colours, from shocking pinks to vivid purples, bright reds, rich oranges and sunny yellows. Whether growing wild, used to make offerings to the gods, or tucked in someone’s hair, the whole of the island is decorated with their colours and perfumes.

p.s. I’m no botanist and known for killing off my houseplants, but courtesy of a bit of research I think we have (below, from top to bottom): Frangipani, Alamanda, Adenium and Heleconia, and Ixora.

Frangipani flower in Bali
Alamanda flower in Bali
Adenium and Heleconia flowers
Ixora flowers

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18 Comments

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    Anita Mac
    January 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Gorgeous – I love the tropical flowers! It brings me back – the fragrance of the frangipani – nice.

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      Lucy Dodsworth
      January 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Thought it’d be nice to try and remember what summer is like, it’s been a while!

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    marinachetner
    January 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    LOVE these shots, and the frangipani is such a gorgeous flower – in its scent and beauty.

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      Lucy Dodsworth
      January 23, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Pity that you can’t get the scent across the Internet!

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        marinachetner
        January 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

        I have it engrained in memory! The tree is really common in Australia 🙂

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    Ship's Cook
    January 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Lovely photos

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    eradwiyanti
    January 20, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Great to see the various flowers of my island. Thanks for visiting Bali

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      Lucy Dodsworth
      January 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Thank you, I really loved Bali and would like to go back and see more of it one day.

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    Wibi Udayana
    January 22, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Great pics. I have all those flowers in my house. 😀

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      Lucy Dodsworth
      January 23, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Thanks – and lucky you, there’s not a lot growing here in England at the moment!

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    kerryl29
    January 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    An excellent series of florals (etc.)! These are the kinds of species I’d only have a chance of seeing at a local conservatory.

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      Lucy Dodsworth
      February 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks Kerry, unfortunately I don’t get to see them very often either, but helps me remember what its like to be somewhere hot and tropical even in the midst of winter here!

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    hotelnikkosaigon
    February 1, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Your shoot is really nice. There are a lot of tropical flowers in Vietnam. You should visit Vietnam specially Da Lat. You will love it 🙂

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      Lucy Dodsworth
      February 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks, I visited Vietnam about 8 years ago and would love to go back and see how it has changed. I only had a couple of days in Dalat but hopefully can spend more time there next time!

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    Talitha
    February 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Reblogged this on My Favorite Spaces.

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    Pegan Brooke
    October 14, 2013 at 12:46 am

    What is the name of the 3rd image flower [large yellow one]?
    Just returned from Bali. Wow.

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      Lucy Dodsworth
      October 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      I think it’s called a Adenium. Hope you had a great trip, I loved my time in Bali.

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    Budi | Photo Blog
    August 1, 2015 at 1:12 am

    I always see all of those image in my hometown. nice pict to shoot.

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