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.

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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.

Happy Gardening 🙂

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Mogra - Jasminum Sambac

Flower Garden – Part V – The Jasmine Trio

Jasmines are must have for any Garden. There are a wide variety of flowers that come under the category of Jasmines. This blog post will feature the first 3 in the lot that are most essential for any Garden.

Jasminum sambac – Mogra

 

Jasminum grandiflorum – Chameli

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Jasminum auriculatum – Juhi

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Jasmines need lot of sunlight and lot of compost. They are available both as vines and shrub. Choose a variety that fits into your requirement. For example, if you’re looking to fence them around the plants, choose a vine variety.

These plants grow very fast. They have beautiful small white fragrant flowers. They mostly bloom in the evenings. So if you return home from work at evenings, these are must haves as they make your garden experience complete.

They are available in single and double petal options and also in lot of hybrid varieties.

So go get these now. Many different varieties of Jasmines coming up soon.

One is aplenty

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!

1.Bougainvillea (Bouganvel)

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2.Rangoon Creeper (Madhu-Malti)

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3.Jasmine (Jasminium auriculatum) – (Juhi)

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4.Passion Flower (Krishna-Kamal)

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5.Garlic Vine (Lasun – Vel/Bel)

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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.