What type of Pot should I use?

Many people ask me what type of Pot/container should they use for gardening. What should be the size of pots? Should it be a plastic or clay(mud) pot? So before we decide what should be the size of the pot, we should know what we are planting. In case you haven’t decided, there is onlyContinue reading “What type of Pot should I use?”

New Season – New Series!!

Vacation time has kicked in! All the parents and kids are excited! Its a great time to start Gardening except we are all little confused as to how do we start.. Right? So here I am.. with a brand new series of how to start Gardening! This time we are discussing every aspect in detail..Continue reading “New Season – New Series!!”

Flowers, flowers and More Flowers!

Now that we know flowers help attract bees, butterflies and birds; let’s get a bit more specific about what kind of flowers. We also discussed about single petaled flowers being better than the double petaled ones. The next thing is to incorporate as many colors as possible. Its true that colorful flowers attract bees andContinue reading “Flowers, flowers and More Flowers!”

Single Vs. Double

We know flowers help attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. We also know that the flowers have to be native/indigenous! What next? It is said that the bees and butterflies prefer single petaled flowers more than double. Confused? Look the following pictures. The images to left indicate single petaled flowers and the images to theContinue reading “Single Vs. Double”

Go Indigenous!!

The first time I heard the word Indigenous (with reference to plants) I knew for sure they were referring to the genus of plants originating in India!! Well, I did realize that I should refer a dictionary and not come up with my own interpretations!! So what is Indigenous? Indigenous means originating or occurring naturallyContinue reading “Go Indigenous!!”

A Garden is more than just plants!

While we start with plants, a Garden is never just about plants! A Garden starts with plants.. goes a step further with flowers.. one step further with Bees.. Another step further with Birds.. Further with Butterflies.. Still further with all the pests, insects, worms and weeds.. And a final one with predatory birds and insects!Continue reading “A Garden is more than just plants!”

How to pot your plant?

If you’re wondering why do YOU need to pot the plant when the Maali (Gardener) can do it for you, click here. So here’s how I pot my plant. Disclaimer: There is no right or wrong way to do it. I am expounding a few methods which have worked extremely well for me. Scenario #1:Continue reading “How to pot your plant?”

When and Where to Buy Your Plants from?

With so many Online and Offline options available, one often ponders where to buy the plants from. I would recommend buying plants from a local Plant Nursery! Wondering why am I saying so? 5 reasons to buy plants from a local plant Nursery!  Local Nurseries keep only the plants that thrive well in the localContinue reading “When and Where to Buy Your Plants from?”