Flower Garden – Part IX – Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum also known as Guldaudi in Hindi or Shevanti in Marathi are beautiful flowers. They are known across the world for its cultural significance.

We here in India use them for worshiping. I remember my childhood days when chrysanthemums were synonymous with yellow flowers. Well… No more…. They are now available in more color combinations than you can imagine.

If you ever thought I don’t struggle with plants… LO… here you are… I am about to reveal one of my many secrets.. I am not very good with Chrysanthemums. Somehow I don’t get right. My plants don’t survive long or if they do survive, they don’t bloom. Sometimes it makes me wonder, has all that hybridization made chemical fertilizer an essential for them?? But this is just what I wonder… Prove me wrong! Grow these amazing flowers and send me pics and help me grow them 🙂 🙂 🙂

I can tell you what i know about chrysanthemums.. They love sunlight.. bright direct sunlight and that they need regular pruning. Pruning is really very very important for these little plants.

Happy Gardening 🙂

 

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16 thoughts on “Flower Garden – Part IX – Chrysanthemum

  1. Oh my my…gulgaudi!! I heard this after ages and took me back to my childhood gardening days!!!! We used to have so many of them!! And yes all white!! You are reviving my gardening spirit!! 😃 l am trying to remember what all i had…roses, mogra, gulgaudi, bela, jasmine, raat ki raani, morpankhi, dahlia, crotons, rubber plant, gauva (3 big trees), mehndi plant, tulsi, crotia and many more whose names i dont know now! Those were the days really!!!

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    1. Kya Baat Hey!! Those were the days… Lets do it all over again… Get them all… I am here if you need anything… 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Thank You so much for the lovely comments!!

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      1. Yeah i have a balcony in this new apartment i moved to recently…but it requires permission and all to keep pots … i am motivated to try it though…will get two plants…which ones should i get? 🤔

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      2. You’re in mumbai right? so you’ll have monsoon in about a month… Go for rose and pentas.. You pot them. Don’t ask the mali to pot it for you. Add sufficient organic compost while potting them. 🙂

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      3. Yes i am in mumbai…and waiting for monsoon!! Ok will get a rose and a pentas..thanks for the suggestion!!! Now i just need to find a nursery nearby 😃

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