Social/Environmental Cause is a big term. Often associated with a false pride of us doing something for environment/others/society. I don’t think it really works that way. In the beginning, even I believed that I am doing something which is good for the planet. Bringing a change to the world or making the planet a greener place, are good things to talk about. But let’s be frank here. If you’re planning to start gardening, do it for yourself. Do it because it is one of the best things to be done!
Earth provides us with everything we need. Right from our food to our shelter, everything. So the next time you plant a tree, don’t say ‘for a better Earth’, say ‘for a better me’. Let your acts be that of a gratitude. If there is anything that you can change for better, it’s yourself. Earth can take care of herself.
Like everyone I started gardening for small joys that it brings.. to see a flower bloom… to see a plant grow… to see a life grow!
During this incredible journey I didn’t just learn about plants and ways to grow them but also about living life in a different way!
The way they say, every journey is a spiritual one! After completing a 100 technical posts on gardening, I did like to share a few articles on how gardening changed my perspective, what I learnt, what I believe and where I am headed.
I love Luda’s blog and today, I am utmost grateful for it.
My friend Luda is extremely passionate about cooking, healing, volunteering, reading, and gardening among many other wonderful things. If you’re interested in creating your very own healing organic garden, she’s your gal. You can stop by her wonderful ‘About’ page and learn more about the woman behind the blog.
Her love and passion shine throughout her posts which are lovingly crafted. I learn so many things whenever I pop in for a visit and it has enriched my life in so many ways. She hosts a variety of content including how to host the…
Plants are living beings and you ought to care for them! Having said that, it should not deter you from experimenting. Making mistakes is one of the ways to learn. Don’t be scared to experiment… Here are few things you should always keep trying..
Potting plants in different ways
using different kinds of pots
adding different types of compost
making your compost in many different ways
moving your pots (plants) around.. from full sunlight to partial sunlight to shade.. and vice versa.
watering in different quantities to know the optimum quantity of water required..
watering in different ways like drip watering, watering once in a day or watering twice in a day
pruning at different stages
Buying different kind of plants… trying all kinds of plants for your garden
trying to grow different plants/veges/herbs at home.
Don’t be scared… This is how we all learn… its OK if your plant dies… Don’t be hard on yourself… The only thing that matters is you being involved with your plants.
I know it sounds and looks weird…. but we do need a reminder every now and then…
Especially after a beautiful flower series… This is a mandatory post.
Don’t buy plants only for their aesthetic appeal.. Don’t force them to look a particular way. They have their individuality like you have yours. They don’t have to look the way you have imagined it to be. One single flower is as beautiful as a bunch of 15-20 flowers. A plant serves more purpose than just producing flowers. Don’t force the plant to produce excessively by adding excessive chemical fertilizers. Treat a plant like your child!
There are many flowers that either I haven’t tried growing or haven’t been successful at growing or I have grown them but I don’t have enough knowledge to guide you about them. Here’s a list of few other lovely flowers you can try growing at your place. If you are already growing few of these at your place, Tag me in your post! I would love to reblog your articles! The images used in these pics don’t belong to reemasgarden.com
Tuberose or Nishigandha or Rajanigandha
Denolix Regia or Gulmohar
Daisy or Gulbahar
Murraya paniculata or Kaaminee
Daffodil or Narcissus or Nargis
Viola or pansy
Kunda or Jasminum multiflorum
I love Kunda. I’ll share my pics later. I wanted to share information about kunda along with the jasmine trio.. but then I thought it would be too much! Hope you like the post!
I love Dianthus. Very easy to grow. Low to no Maintenance. Multiple blooms.
20. Morning Glory
I have morning glory at my place. Again one of those easy to grow plants. However in my limited experience.. I have seen them being prone to a lot of pests! Found it difficult to make them climb in a specific shape as well. I hope I didn’t sound negative. Just sharing my experience. One of the reasons why I didn’t share it in the main list.
Its been more than 8 months since i first bought allamanda. Since I haven’t crossed the desired one year period.. didn’t include this in the main list. Very nice plant. I have a climber.. climbs really fast and in the desired way as well.
I had a very good experience with Salvia. I kinda like them.