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 XX – Firecracker Flower

Heyy friends.. this is the last one in the series… Its called the Firecracker Flower or Crossandra infundibuliformis. It is native to southern India but I believe it can be grown in several different regions as this plant has received Award of Garden Merit from Royal Horticultural Society in 2017. 3 main reasons to have thisContinue reading “Flower Garden – Part XX – Firecracker Flower”

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 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..

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!”

Which Veges to grow?

I am often asked, what are the best vegetables to grow at home/balcony/terrace? Well, all!! So how do you go about deciding which vegetables do you want to grow? Firstly, always factor in your interest and preference! Secondly, the season. There are many veges that grow throughout the year but there are also equal numberContinue reading “Which Veges to grow?”