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.
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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.
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.
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.
So you say you don’t have a green thumb? Or you think Gardening is too much effort and you don’t really want to get into it? So here’s me telling you to do it with just this one. Start with any of these, one single plant and I am sure, you can still call it a Garden!! 🙂
The best way to make your Balcony/Window/Terrace/Backyard look dense, greener and colorful is by having climbers around. Just a single Climber is going to make it look as dense as 4-5 plants put together (or probably even more). So if you don’t want to have too many plants around but you would love to have that green cover – Climbers are the best way to go!!
5 Must have Climbers:
So here’s my list of 5 must have climbers. But there are many many more. I would love to know your favorite climber!
2.Rangoon Creeper (Madhu-Malti)
3.Jasmine (Jasminium auriculatum) – (Juhi)
4.Passion Flower (Krishna-Kamal)
5.Garlic Vine (Lasun – Vel/Bel)
They all grow in pots as well. Don’t worry about training them. Its very easy. You can even let them grow on their own… in random patterns. If you want to train them, here’s a quick video by ehow-Garden.
Disclaimer : None of the images nor the Video belong to reemasgarden.wordpress.com.
Before creating a Garden, it is very essential that we ask ourselves, what type of Garden do we want? A lot of time things go wrong only because we do not have a definite idea as to which type of Garden we are about to set up.
To decide which type of Garden you want to set up, you’ll have to take into consideration the following aspects:
Your likes and preferences
Area available for Gardening
Climate and Season
Availability of Sunlight
Amount of time you are willing to dedicate for Maintenance
A type of Garden is important because it tells us:
Which type of plants we will be planting
Which type of containers will we require to grow these plants
A few examples of different types of Garden are:
Perennial flowering Garden
Seasonal flowering Garden
Every type has further sub-types to it. For example, you decide to set up a vegetable garden. The next question is which type of vegetable garden?
Is it going to be leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek, Dill, etc or
Are you going to set up stem and root veges like potato, onion, radish, carrot, etc or
Will you be having Climbers and Creepers like gourds and peas or
All of them.
So the point I am trying to make is, You should have a definite idea as to which Garden are you setting up!
Once you have decided on this, we can go our next segment, i.e Garden Arena!
If you need any help on deciding the type of Your Garden, contact me here.