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Blog entry by sharad posted 09-18-2012 06:01 PM 2423 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Ganesh the Elephant God

Hibiscus flowers

Gerbera

Not sure about the name

Tuberose bud

Gokarna

Pumpkin

Eggplant

Bitter gourd

Okra flowers

Today my wife completed her fast for my health and wellbeing by eating only two apples and two Sweetlime juice. I am grateful to her for her sacrifice and am sure I will prove my worth.
The fruits are not from my garden.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein



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posted 09-18-2012 06:14 PM

Hi Sharad,
Thanks for sharing.
Love those Hibiscus . I haven’t seen a white one! Pretty!!

-- Orchids77

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posted 09-18-2012 06:56 PM

Beautiful, Sharad. Of course, I am in love with your hibiscus. Your Gokarna reminds me of something I’ve seen. I tried to plant it here, but did not have success.

Thanks for sharing. You’ve made me happy today. Here, the weather is cool, wet, and miserable. You’ve brought us some sunshine.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 09-18-2012 09:32 PM

I enjoyed learning about your traditions and of course I loved the photos of the flowers!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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posted 09-19-2012 12:35 PM

and.. can I use your statement: “Today my wife completed her fast for my health and wellbeing by eating only two apples and two Sweetlime juice. I am grateful to her for her sacrifice and am sure I will prove my worth. ” and pass that along to others? “Prove my worth”—nice!

It is similar to this wisdom that I saw recently (I don’t know who to credit with this image.)

(Source: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreatSpirit.God)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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justjoel

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posted 09-20-2012 03:43 PM

Ganesh was my first introduction to your culture, Sharad, and I love the story. Lovely flowers and veggies!

As I work for a study abroad providor, with a program in Bangalore, we have art from there (and around the world) displayed in our office.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Iris43

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posted 09-22-2012 01:23 AM

I love the pictures of your hibiscus, Sharad. You certainly have a knack for growing these amazing blooms. And it’s nice to see the vegetables you have growing. Thank you for sharing the information about your culture.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

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posted 10-04-2012 04:08 PM

Loved the pictures Sharad especially the hibiscus.Thanks for sharing them and the story about Ganesh.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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