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Blog entry by sharad posted 613 days ago 2022 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first time I planted Tuberose on my terrace garden. The plant grows to about 3 feet tall. The name has nothing to do with the Rose. The tuberose is named for the shape of its rootstock which is tubular. The bulb produces tall flower spikes with numerous tubular, funnel shaped white blooms and are known for their very sweet intoxicating and seductive perfume. They are used extensively in flowerpots. The two local popular names for this flower are Nishigandh and Rajanigandha. Nisha and Rajani means night and gandh means fragrance in Sanskrit. Since this flower is more fragrant in the night the names are very appropriate.
This year I also planted one Dahlia bulb to revive my memory of this beautiful flower which I used to have in my T. garden before I joined GT. Among edibles I have for the first time planted Capsicum, green and red variety. I could not get the seeds of yellow variety. I also have Tomatoes, Brinjals, Pumpkin, Chili and Ginger. To protect tomatoes, capsicums and brinjals from pest I covered young fruit till harvest with a mosquito net bag and the results were very rewarding. You can see a picture of one small wild flower which I noticed in one container. It looks pretty good.
Wish you all Happy Christmas.

Tuberose Bud stage

Tuberose in bloom stages

Dahlia small size

Capsicum

Tomato

Unknown wild flower

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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sharad

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1982 days
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posted 613 days ago

What a striking flower. Beautiful Sharad! And I envy you your growing season.

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

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daltxguy

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posted 613 days ago

I thought all capsicums are red? it’s just a matter of when you pick them whether they are green, yellow, orange or red.

Pretty flowers and nice than you can garden year-round.

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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MsDebbieP

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posted 613 days ago

that flower is BEAUTIFUL.

oh how I love looking at all that you produce on your terrace. You must really enjoy wandering through your garden!

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

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sharad

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posted 613 days ago

Daltxguy, it is true that most of capsicums turn red as they mature but they may not become yellow, orange or purple. To the best of my knowledge yellow, orange and purple come from different seeds. I may be wrong. Pl correct me if necessary. Thanks for providing food for thought!
Jj and Debbie thanks for your comments.

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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Iris43

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posted 611 days ago

You’ve had wonderful success with the tuberose flower, Sharad. It is very pretty and, I imagine, perfumes your terrace with a lovely fragrance. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.

As MsDeb mentioned, I too, am amazed at all the variety you grow on your terrace. :)

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

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jroot

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posted 609 days ago

Beautiful, Sharad. Your tuberose is spectacular. Nice dahlia too. As you know, they are one of my favourite flowers.

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

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sharad

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posted 609 days ago

Thank you Iris and Jroot for your response. Tuberose really makes my terrace fragrant. Merry Christmas to all of you.

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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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 604 days ago

Your blooms are lovely and your vegetables look delicious, Sharad. Your unknown wildflower reminds me of my favorite flower, the dandelion.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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