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
Unknown wild flower
-- 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