Summer is in full swing but my terrace garden is doing fairly well. Jasmins are in full swing. Lemons are doing well, Brinjals have started showing their presence, Mint is getting ready for the season and hibiscus of course are doing very well. Periwincle is also there. Following photos are the testimony for what I am saying. Jasmine Buds Lemons Brinjal Mint Hibiscus Periwinkle Sharad
Like at many other places in the world here in Pune also winter extended for a much longer time. This affected my terrace garden and I was disappointed. But since yesterday the temp has shot up and flowers have started blooming, not in their best conditions but not too bad. I hope better days are ahead. Following are some of the blooms from my TG. Jasmine Hibiscuses Bogainvilla Sharad
This year the season is favorable to my flower and vegetable garden. Here is just a glimpse of my garden in October. Hibiscus Colorful Bougainvillea Overall Look Flower Red Okra Red Okra Bottle Gourd Smooth Gourd Colocasia Butterfly* Sharad
This is how my terrace garden has taken shape this season. The rainy season is about to end and timely pruning, partial replenishing of soil, addition of fertilizers and control of harmful insects has resulted in a healthy plant growth, good looking flowers and vegetables. Some of vegetables are yet to bear fruit and I will post their pictures in the near future. As an additional activity I have started breeding Guppy fish. The aquarium tanks were constructed by me on my terrace and it was a ...
19th September is the first day of the well known Elephant God (Ganesh or Ganapati) festival. He is fond of Hibiscus flowers among other. Today on 18th unmarried women in India observe fast to get good, virtuous husband and married women do it so that their husbands continue to remain faithful to them. They either don’t eat anything or eat only fruit. They also need lot of flowers for their worship. My garden is full of flowers to meet their demand. See also some edibles from my garden. ...
8/2/12 Last year I planted a “Marsh Hibiscus”, a plant that is native to this area. Last YearOn September 2, 2011 I posted this blog, announcing the first bloom. This YearThis year, August 2, 2012 (that would be a month earlier than last year) the plant, which is now two plants, is covered in blooms. Notice the difference in colour from last year.
The following additions have been made to my T. Garden. Arabian Jasmine, Maid of Orleans, Belle of India, Madan Mogra or Madan Ban is an unusual flower of Jasminum Sambac family. Madan means Cupid, the God of love. As can be seen from the pictures they have long slender oval buds. Flowers are white, double and very fragrant. It has a great significance in religion, as well as perfumes and medicine. It’s scent is important in aroma therapy. Because of it’s enduring scent it is worn by wome...
To my garden…...thanks to the generousity of jroot. :D This one of the hibiscus I grew from the seed you sent me, jroot. It is not the pink swirly one I was hoping for but still a beautiful flower. I have another seedling from the same batch of seeds you sent me. The leaf on the next one is totally different so I still have hopes of the swirly pink one. :) But I probably won’t see the bloom until next year. And here some dahlias
Just a few flowers putting on a show right now.HollyhockPurple DaturaGreen Love Lies Bleeding (thanks Erika) red LLB,pink phlox,blue Delph.Red Love Lies bleedingPink HibiscusRed Hibiscus
The month of August is the beginning of various festivals in India. Ganesh festival is the first to come in late August and beginning of September. In Canada, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated by various associations of Marathi speaking people. (MBM in Toronto, MSBC in Vancouver etc.). The festival is similarly celebrated in many locations across the world. Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mauritius dates back to 1896. Over the years the festival gained such popularity on the island that Mauri...
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