Here’s the link!
Thank You Everyone!
Happy Gardening! 🙂
Here’s the link!
Thank You Everyone!
Happy Gardening! 🙂
If you want a plant that needs no care, no pruning, not much composting, yet all season flowers.. Opt for Lantana! 😀 😀 😀
Well I just gave you all the reasons, didn’t I? Now what do I write in the rest of the post? 😛 😛 😛
Lantanas are small bunch flowers available in various colors and shades of Red, yellow, orange, violet, blue, white. etc
Butterflies love Lantana. You must have noticed these flowers alongside the roads/highways. They often crop up on their own and many times are classified as weeds!
These are seriously no care – no maintenance plants. So go.. get them 🙂 😀 🙂
When I say not much composting, what I am suggesting is, you can add compost in an interval of 75-90 days i.e just once in every 2-3 months. Also, I am assuming you’re potting your own plant. Click here to know how to pot your plant.
Happy Gardening 🙂
There has been a overwhelming liking towards Cacti and Succulents these days. I just don’t understand why! As far as I can see, people love them only because they really don’t need to be watched over. They are fine if you water them once in a week or 10 days. They are fine irrespective of whether you place them indoors or outdoors.
My point is if you’re looking for that kind of convenience, gardening isn’t the right thing. The entire purpose of Gardening is to develop a relationship between you and plants. And what kind of relationship are you building if you’re watering your plant just thrice in a month?
Cacti is meant for the areas where nothing else can grow. Why would you keep it at your home when you can grow a lot more beautiful set of flowering plants? But again this is just my opinion. You don’t have to agree! And there are always exceptions like the Aloe! Its a succulent but its proven quite beneficial as it is used to treat cold and cough, its used as skin and hair care. But it still doesn’t explain the growing fad for Cacti.
After Cacti, its about Bonsai! I just hate the concept of Bonsai. How can somebody prune roots? That is just so gross! Those are trees which, under normal circumstances, grow to a height of 12-50 feet (or even more) depending on which tree it is. How can you just prune its roots, limit its food (nutrients) and stall its growth. It makes me cry. Imagine stalling your child’s growth by not giving it food. Just some liquid so that it is alive and seeing them not grow at all or grow only to a height of 2-3 feet instead of 5-6! How does that feel?
Do I need to put a disclaimer saying the pictures used in this post are for illustrative purpose only and do not belong to my garden?
When I started this blog, it was only about sharing my Gardening experiences and a few other Gardening tips and tricks that I had picked up! But something didn’t feel right. Or rather it felt right all throughout until past few weeks.
If you need to know how to grow something you have wikihow. You don’t need to look into #reemasgarden. Then what makes this blog different? How do you know its me.. Reema.. and everything on this blog is authentic?
This question has been haunting me for days and I finally feel I have found an answer. Our flaws make us human! That’s what I have realized and that is all that I am going to speak about for next few days. I want to get candid. I want to tell you all about my mistakes, which I now term as Experiences. I want to tell you all the non-physical/emotional/psychological aspects of Gardening that I have experienced.
One thing I now know for sure is that there is a limit to the physical aspects of Gardening but not to the emotional ones! In more ways than one gardening does turn you into philosopher or Spiritual person or probably both!
Strong-headed opinionated woman.. I have always been.. But I never thought I would let you know that. I didn’t want my blog to be an opinionated one. But then I don’t want my blog to be fact sheet/ database either. So here’s me!
I wish You all the very best! Remember, you always have an option to unfollow me! 😉
You can call me stupid or sentimental. But this is exactly what I am. I opted to be a Gardener so that in my little way, I could be close to Nature. And Nature encompasses everything; not just the plants.
So, I do everything to ensure that my plants are healthy. But that is where I stop. If they ever get infected with a pest attack, its their fight. Not mine. I believe if plants are living beings so are those insects. I do not kill them with insecticide.
Survival of the fittest it is. If the plant is healthy enough it will resist the pest attack and eventually the insects will disappear. In either case, letting them be as they are is the key and one of the most difficult things to practice.
And every single time there is an urge to get protective, I ask myself, “what do I want my plants to become – dependent or independent?
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.
We know flowers help attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
We also know that the flowers have to be native/indigenous!
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 the right are double petaled ones.
Opt for single petaled flowers the next time.
Happy Gardening 🙂
Disclaimer: The images in the post are used for illustrative purposes and do not belong to reemasgarden.wordpress.com
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 naturally in a particular place; native. (To me, who stay’s in India, the misinterpretation and correct interpretation didn’t really make a difference though 😉 )
So, Why should we go for Indigenous plants?
Because only and only indigenous plants help you attract the fauna!! By fauna, I mean, the birds, bees and other insects!
So how do we identify these native plants?
The simplest and most useful trick I use here in India – I check if there is a name for the plant in local language. If the local language has a name for the plant it definitely is a local/native/indigenous plant.
If I know only the English and/or Botanical name of the plant, I know its not indigenous to India or my State!
Gardener’s Confession: Yes, I do have a few plants that are not indigenous, but a majority of them are Indigenous!! 🙂 😉 🙂
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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!
All my upcoming Posts are about completing the Garden and how to go about it!
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Happy Gardening!! 🙂
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