Reminder: Plants are living beings!

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 haveContinue reading “Reminder: Plants are living beings!”

Flower Garden – Part XIX – Asian Jasmines

I really wanna talk about these 2 Jasmines which are native to Asia/India. The first one is Tabernaemontana divaricata or commonly called pinwheel flower, crape jasmine, East India rosebay.  Also called as Tagar or chandni in Hindi. The second one is Gardenia jasminoides To my friends across continents… Both these jasmines are native to Asia… I don’t knowContinue reading “Flower Garden – Part XIX – Asian Jasmines”

Flower Garden – Part XVII – The Nocturnal flowers

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 whyContinue reading “Flower Garden – Part XVII – The Nocturnal flowers”

Flower Garden – Part XIV – Plumeria

Often called as CHAMPA or CHAPHA, Plumeria is one of the most easiest growing plants. That is one of the primary reasons why…

Flower Garden – Part XIII – Rangoon Creeper

Exceptionally beautiful vines, the rangoon creeper..

Flower Garden – Part XII – Canna

Isn’t it bright and beautiful?

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!”