Today, we are going to discuss about two plants, which have very fragrant flowers and bloom only during night.
The first one, Cestrum nocturnum, common names include night-blooming jasmine, night-blooming cestrum, and raatrani.
The second one, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, the night-flowering jasmine or parijat.
The above image of Parijat flower does not belong to reemasgarden.com
So, 3 reasons why you should have these in your garden…
For the late nights strolls that you take in your Garden.
For the fragrance. The enchanting fragrance spreads throughout your garden and your home.
They come in bunches. They have multiple blooms.
Isn’t it exciting? Few things to take care. Pot them in the biggest pot you have. Add sufficient compost while potting them. Add compost every month for initial 4 months and then once every 45-60 days.
The lovely, colorful, bright, cheerful Petunias are here! Once you have petunias in your garden, you can’t help but fall in love with them.
3 quick reasons why you should have petunias:
They come in various colors. They are perfect for adding different colors to your Garden!
They have multiple blooms at a time. Gives your garden the grandeur you have been searching for.
These plants have a tendency to fall or grow downwards, making them apt for hanging baskets.
They say petunias are both annuals and perennials, but I have seen only the annual ones. That means… new colors every year 😀 😀 😀
As I have said earlier, with annuals you can add sufficient compost while potting and just once throughout the life of the plant (or more if you feel necessary). Petunias will make digging around them difficult. So be sure to add compost while potting them.
Petunias love bright sun and don’t fare very well in the monsoons! So be sure to buy them after the monsoons!
Happy Gardening 🙂 🙂 🙂
Disclaimer: The images in this post don't belong to reemasgarden.com. I lost my Petunia pics.. sob..sob.. ;( ;( :(
Often called as CHAMPA or CHAPHA, Plumeria is one of the most easiest growing plants. That is one of the primary reasons why landscape designers/horticulturist use them anywhere and everywhere. You find these plants along the roads, highways, in backyard, residential housing compounds, around commercial buildings, parks, gardens, everywhere.
3 reasons why you should have plumeria:
They are strong and sturdy.
The flower stays afresh for 10-20 days. The flowers have a very long shelf life. Hence even if the plant blooms just once every month, it looks as if the plant is laden with flowers always.
Flowers in all seasons and has a mild beautiful fragrance to it. It blooms in bunches making it look spectacular.
Plumeria has more than 300 varieties. Choose the one that is indigenous to your location. Use a big pot to plant them. They need regular supply of nutrients. Add lots of compost while potting them. Later on add compost every 45-60 days for initial 6-8 months and then once in every 75-90 days.
Combretum indicum, also known as the Chinese honeysuckle or Rangoon creeper, are beautiful flowering vines with Red color flowers found very commonly in Asia. The beauty of these flowers is they start as white colored flowers.. slowly turning pink and then maroon.
Since they are climbers you can place them in any part of your garden and then place support in the shape and direction as you want them to grow.
They need bright sunlight.
Keep adding compost every month for initial 4 months and then once every 45-60 days.
They are very low maintenance plants. They have a very high aesthetic appeal and are strong and sturdy.
Canna often comes in these bright yellow, orange, red colors which makes them very attractive. The unique petal (stamen) structure mimicking lilies adds to its beauty.
Canna is very easy to grow and loves bright sunlight.
Use a wide pot when potting these plants. Click here to know more.
This one is again one of those low maintenance plants. Add sufficient compost while potting them so that you don’t have to add compost later on. Adding compost later on by digging the soil around plants may at times harm the upcoming new shoot.
If you want a plant that needs no care, no pruning, not much composting, yet all season flowers.. Opt for Lantana! 😀 😀 😀
Well I just gave you all the reasons, didn’t I? Now what do I write in the rest of the post? 😛 😛 😛
Lantanas are small bunch flowers available in various colors and shades of Red, yellow, orange, violet, blue, white. etc
Butterflies love Lantana. You must have noticed these flowers alongside the roads/highways. They often crop up on their own and many times are classified as weeds!
These are seriously no care – no maintenance plants. So go.. get them 🙂 😀 🙂
When I say not much composting, what I am suggesting is, you can add compost in an interval of 75-90 days i.e just once in every 2-3 months. Also, I am assuming you’re potting your own plant. Click here to know how to pot your plant.