Saturday, 19 August 2017

Tailorbird nest spotted

Tailorbird is the common scene in my garden that small insectivorous bird with greenish body ,rust colored forehead and crown.Its chirp is sweet to ears ,frolicking around within leaves and hedge of garden is a watchable affair .

I have never known about its nest until spotted in my garden on Asoca tree .I was amazed with how a bird uses leaves to make nest by weaving leaves .I researched about it and got to know ,The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider silk to make a cradle in which the actual nest is built.


                                                      Leaves are sewed to make nest

On giving a zoom to camera few hatchling were easily spotted 

It uses leaves as a pouch to carry nest safely and thereby protecting its child or hatchlings .It seems to be nesting period for birds as pigeons in my backyard are also making nest on porch .

Happy Gardening


Monday, 14 August 2017

Flowers in my balcony

Balcony is that part of the home that gives enlarged open space to the living space.It gives the space to get refresh yourself  spending time with nature ,space available can also be utilized for growing plants and adding beauty to your space.

    I had kept some planters all over the railing and pots to grow flowers in my balcony.

                                                         Euphorbia flower

                                                              Torenias in hanging pot

                                                                 Cape jasmine

                                                                   Baby sun rose plant

                                                            Ivy Gourd Flowering

Begonia Flower


                                                                     Cosmos Flower

                                                                  Trailing Gomphrena

                                                                 Startling Ixora

Balconies are good space to grow flowers and vegetables specially if  there is no space for garden .
Hence adding a touch of nature to your home space .                                                                        

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Garden Bloggers Blooms day                                                                                              


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Rain Lily makes a comeback

Every variety of lily chooses it's season to bloom depending on  favorable  conditions .One such lily that chose the monsoon season to bloom is Rain Lily or Zephyr Lily .They do not require much care still give startling blooms with the spell of rain .
         Rain lily stays with grass like leaves all year around and gives its blooms with down pour of rain .Although they bloom profusely in monsoon ,but some varieties also bloom with showers during anytime in the year.
I have collection of some varieties of rain lily ,among all my collection the biggest blooms are of Pink Rain lily.They definitely look spectacular when bloomed in array.

There is a pink lily variety with smaller blooms and green center  in the middle of the flower

White rain lily has basically two varieties : One lily with bigger blooms                                          

and other with star shaped comparatively smaller blooms                                                                

Yellow rain lilies have the smallest blooms among all rain lily varieties.                                            

Happy Monsoon  !!!                                                                                                                  

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Cactus & Succulents collection

Gardening is a tedious task ,not everyone wills to take it on regular basis.For those lazy gardeners there are some plants which do not require much care ,still brings nature to your living place.

Cactus and succulents are easily growing plants which can be forgotten for a time but still gives beauty with unique appearances .


Although they are drought tolerant plants but still needs water periodically                

Keeping them in full light is important for their growth                                                        

Above is a star shaped succulent which is rare beauty in my collection

The only flowering cactus Crown of thorns is a real gem withstand any possible condition

An unusual cactus with attractive appearance                                                              

Chain succulent are real grace with trailing like quality                                     

Pencil cactus can be kept indoors too ,needs protection from rain                                                      

Since its monsoon season cactus and succulents need protection from the water logging.                    
Those who want to plant succulents and cactus best time to propogate them is spring. They grow  rapidly in spring atmostphere.                                                                                                               

Happy Monsoon                                                                                                                            

Monday, 17 July 2017

Blissful blooms in monsoon

After a long await finally monsoon has hit the city ,the weather is cool and temperature has droop consistently .Last few days were humid and hot with clouds coming on and off the sky .

                                                   Startling magnificent bloom of Tibouchina    

Supreme beauty Sunflower with exuberant vibrant blooms 

Eye catchy color of Tithonia can attract from far in the garden

Plumeria blooms give calmness to the eyes

Plumbago blooms twinkle in the sun like stars

Gomphrena easily grow wild in rain 

Lantanas are treat to watch with sparkling blooms of collection of flowers

Dianthus gives blooms with drop in temperature

 Where Monsoon gives relief from scorching heat and makes garden greener,it has vital effect on economy .A good showery monsoon helps in boon in economy of country since major crops are dependent on to the good monsoon.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Lilies in the summertime

Although high temperature and scorching heat have adverse effect on plants in the summer ,but some lilies strive the heat and adapt this climate to bring blooms .

                                                                 Day lilies

When there is dull and dry environment in the garden these cheerful day lilies brings the color back in the garden.                                                                                                                                    

Curcuma Lily

Curcuma lily are one of those distinctive shaped variety of lily with flowers directly emerging from ground.                                                                                                                                             

Peacock Ginger lily

A new flower in the garden has bloomed for first time,it resurrects from its bulb from the ground with true leaves being dormant .It has resemblance to peacock in formation and color too.                                                                                                                               

Rain Lily

 Rain lily always pop up with a drizzle of summer rain every year and bring a color when garden is dull in hot climate.                                              

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Summer has begun

Its time to bid adieu spring flowers ,the temperature is touching 40 degree celsius already which brings heatwave in the garden ,thereby where plants are effected adversely in spite of protecting them from scorching sunlight by providing shade nets and regular watering.Birds that visit garden on daily basis and made it lively do require protection from heatwaves and water to quench their thirst.

A Dove finding solace in my lotus pond

Its must for everyone to provide a water filled vessel and keep in the area outside in your porch or garden , thereby helping these creatures from surviving hot summer days.                                        
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