Tuesday, 7 July 2020

How to grow Hibiscus Flowers and its health benefits

Our first monsoon rain has drenched our city and its enthralling in every aspect specially for my plants who are finding relief after bearing hot scorching days of summer from last few days.Its best time to grow trees as humid and wet environment is best suited for growth of plants.


I absolutely love the hibiscus and one of the advantage of growing them is they are easy to grow and can be propagated through cuttings .





                                                                  Pink Hawaiin Hibiscus

They can be easily grown in pots with terminal  feed of  organic manure .Hibiscus has many varieties and they are hardy to mostly every temperate climatic regions.
                                             



Sleeping hibiscus



Cranberry Hibiscus


They can easily be propagated through cuttings in this monsoon season and thereby you can get additional plants in a matter of time for free of cost.                                                                 

                                                        

This pic below shows an ideal cutting from hibiscus plant for propagating in this monsoon  by planting it in rich porous soil and leaving it stagnated for a month till the roots formed.One more easy method is to dip these cuttings in water and plant them when roots are visible.                                  


Its amazing to know that hibiscus flowers are edible and are popular in the form of tea which has many benefits on body for instance fighting with bacteria and even lowering blood pressure .

Its time for Jungle babbler to make a comeback in to the garden                                       






Does it look like smokey clouds ?


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Growing super food at home and benefits

                                                     
While everyone in the  world is struggling from pandemic it is a fact that our body needs a boost in immunity level to fight with the virus and what could be better for the body if we consume natural substances  for boosting immunity of body .
Moringa tree or Drumstick tree is highly nutritious super food  which contains nearly all required nutrients by the body .It is packed with many vitamins,proteins and essential antioxidants that accelerate the immunity level in the body. It is a proven fact that organically grown veggies and herbs have more nutrients than non organic food . Watch here Benefits of organic harvest
                                                   






It is so wonderful to know that moringa tree leaves,flowers and fruits all are edible and plant as a whole have many nutrients in each part of the plant.   How to grow organic food explained in detailed step by step procedure                                                                                                                          


This tree requires no care at all if grown in ground and can also be easily grown in pots with some care .It can be propagated through its stems and easily grown from the seeds.  My personal experience on how to grow veggies at home successfully                                                                                     


                                                                                  
This pink Frangipani is continuously blooming throughout the summer in my garden 







After  a long time Hoophoe bird visited my garden                                                                                







When Sunset seen is like this you just can't stop clicking                                                                           




                                                                      




Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Portulaca plant care

This one particular flowering plant which has been in my garden for years now and grows every summer blooming profusely with many colors without any specific requirement about anything is real reward for the summer garden.

                                               Portulaca in my balcony





                                                    Purslane blooming in profusion


Striped variety of Portulaca






This Purslane beauty has striking combination of colors 


Meanwhile a dusk look like this  from a garden                                                                                        


                                                                                                       



Sunday, 14 June 2020

Summer blooms at 40c

This summer is quite uncertain compared to previous year in fact this year has been by far filled with uncertainty and ambiguity that will be staying for some time more in the latter part of this year.

While we are experiencing Hot summer days  in our region this time with unexpected western disturbances the usual  scorching heat waves are being subsided by the advent of showers periodically in every week.

It has helped a lot for flowers to appear in otherwise colorless summer garden.

                                                 Neon carnation bloom gave a comeback





Hibiscus flowers are enjoying change in weather





Firebush Flowers 




Solanum virginianum 



French Marigold


Rains bring Rain lily to bloom 








Portulaca is one of the most hardy flower in summer 








Peacock flower and Scarlet milkweed are constantly blooming from last month 







Plumeria blooms 



Jasmine blooms 






Zinnia in pots 





Some fresh harvest of tomatoes 




Meanwhile sky is looking cloudy again this weekend 






A sunbird spotted in the garden                                                                                        




Monday, 8 June 2020

Benefits of growing Organic fruits

I consider my self  fortunate to be able to get fresh harvest of many varieties of fruits every year in my garden.While growing your own fruits not only gives us  immense happiness and satisfaction it has numerable health benefits too .


                                                                     Mango harvest
                      

These fresh harvest are much more tastier than store bought fruits and added advantage being they are free from use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals which are detrimental to health.


                                                            Grewia Asiatica Aka Phalsa berries

                                                               


                                                               Pomegranate Harvest




Pentas blooms are refreshing



Meanwhile a Ringneck parrot was captured on  tree                                                                                            








It looked like a stand storm  in the sky                                                                                     






Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Plumeria Blooming season

Plumeria plants are very  relatable to summer season .Their hardy stems which remains dormant all winter for long  show up some life with burst of new leaves all over the plant after the arrival of spring  which are then preceded with blossoms that stays all long through the summer.

                                                                 

While Plumeria has a distinct pleasant fragrance but mostly it is the combination of colors and flower structure that makes it an attractive plant of  summer.                                                                              
                                                 


                                                     Pink Plumeria or Plumeria rubra






                                                 A close up shot of White Plumeria

The above two varieties are not that fragrant in fact have minute fragrance when compared to empowering fragrance of this Common plumeria                                                                            

                                            Common white plumeria                                                  

                                                           

                                                       Common White plumeria flower                                                            

Plumeria is quite drought tolerant plant when planted in ground but requires a little bit care when grown in a pot .It likes to be  fed with organic manure once in a while for brilliant blooms.                                 

A surprise visit of Indian kingfisher on my Rangoon creeper plant                                                                             

                        





Today's sunset                                                                                                                                        




              
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