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Sunday, July 20, 2008

WS#13 - My Kampupot flower a.k.a Arabian Jasmine


Bulaklak, ang ganda ng bulaklak
Ang bango ng bulaklak
Dulot sa 'tin ay galak
Translations:
Flowers, beautiful flowers
Fragrant flowers
they bring us gladness



When one of my relatives went for a vacation back home, I specifically asked for or pleaded in short for a Sampaguita plant to be brought back for me. Sampaguita or what I call Kampupot is our national flower. It trives well in tropical countries and has several varieties. There is single petal, double petal and double double petal. What I have is a double double which is very very pretty. It is sooo fragrant too. Since it is not used to Canadian weather, I can only bring it out during summer. And then when it senses the heat of the sun...it blossoms of little pretty fragrant white flowers.

33 comments:

Jules said...

Pretty nice flower. I have no idea that Sampaguita and Kampupot are one and the same until I saw your post. I'm a stranger in my strange land, I guess.

EM said...

hehe...me too Jules! Not so sure at first but I know they are kinda related since they smell the same. When i researched about kampupot, I found out that they are variety of each other. .Just like the lilac flower.

It is also the first flower of my sampaguita plant. I hope it flowers more.

thanks for dropping by!

sunshineforlife said...

that's beautiful, em! thanks for sharing the pic and the translation. you are so good at it.

magandang Lunes!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful flower!

Pretty Life Online said...

Lovely flower! Mine's up too hope you can drop... Have a nice weekdays ahead.

Napaboaniya said...

Beautiful flower, the petals of it look really thick, unless normal flowers :)

Juliana RW said...

beautiful

Mine in here Thanks

picturing said...

nice macro shot

Visit me in here Thanks

theysaywordscanbleed said...

lovely flowers!

arlene,
Tacoma florist

Lynn said...

This is just beautiful. Haven't seen sampaguita for a long time. Only those peddled around.

the donG said...

wow! looks more beautiful than the typical roses.

walkonred said...

love the flower shot!

here's mine! http://www.walkonred.com/2008/07/weekend-snapshot-dine-in.html

HiPnCooLMoMMa said...

it looks so different pag di nakatuhog ang sampaguita as in made into a garland ^_^

it's pretty pala

my ws is up too: http://hipncoolmomma.com/?p=1963

yvelle said...

i also love the smell of sampaguita. we used to have this in our backyard.
have a great day!

http://biancaelyse-mylife.blogspot.com/2008/07/bon-giorno.html

genny said...

wow thats a pretty flowers my dear...nice entry. Tc

genny said...

i dont know where is my comment but this is number 2 heheh...

Jeanne said...

Nice white flower :)

Mine is HERE

EM said...

hi sunshineforlife...

thanks for the compliment. heartfully appreciated.

Magandang Lunes to you too!

EM said...

Thanks Sandy! I know you are a fan of flowers too judging from your posts. We have the same attraction to this precious creation.

happy Ws!

EM said...

thanks pretty life on line...

It was a pleasure visiting your blog!

Happy WS!

EM said...

Thanks Napaboaniya! it does has thick petals but they are small.

thanks for dropping by!

EM said...

thanks Juliana!

EM said...

thanks picturing. I like close up pics for flowers.

EM said...

thanks Arlene!

I'll drop by soon!

EM said...

Hi lynn!! You should also get some from back home :). it's just so hard to get them to flower when they are far from home. Mine is sooo fragile that i almost thought it will die on me.

hope you have your own Sampaguita at home.

EM said...

You said it DonG! Sampaguita although small should not be belittled. They carry a big punch of scent too!

I remember making a sampaguita perfume when i was a kid. I was so proud of it.

Hmmm... i remembered the sampaguitas bestfriend...the ylang ylang!!! Oh! I should have that plant too!

EM said...

thanks walkonred!!

EM said...

Hi hipncoolmomma!

Sana nga i have enough flower to make a garland but my picky sampaguita plant gives so few flowers. So hanggang tingin at amoy nalang ako!

thanks fro dropping by!

EM said...

hi yvelle! used to? does that mean you don't have it anymore? sayang! what happened?

EM said...

thanks genny!! i appreciate the compliment.

happy WS to you!

EM said...

thanks jeanne!

be there in a jiffy!

julZ said...

Hey Jules, I'm also Jules. I also just recently found out that the Sampaguita flower is also known as kampupot. However the picture posted seem to be of a different strain of the same species?

EM said...

Julz... i'll pass your info to jules. Thanks for dropping by...