Saturday, 21 January 2023

Garden Affair : Asiatic Lily blooming

 There is a weather prediction for long rain and hail storm spell for the upcoming week. While the winter period had been uncertain for this season the cold waves and upcoming winter Rains will definitely  aggravate winter for this season. 

While the winter season do make the garden lull the  blooms of Asiatic lily are adding some colors to the garden 

                                                             



                                                                 


                                                                       

                                                                       



                                                                                       








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Sunday, 15 January 2023

Cold month

 The winter season  had been quite unpredictable so far  with late start of winter season to extreme chilly weather persistent for weeks and if weather forecast is to be believed the cold waves will be continuing for more weeks. 

While plants in my garden are  seeing dormancy still  some of the chrysanthemums are still blooming 

                                              


And  I am glad to see Asiatic Lily blooming 



And a Viola finally unfurled its petals. 





                                       Our region sees a surge in visit of migratory birds during winter months.

                                 American Coots spotted by the lakeside of Mansagar . 


                                            New year and new Beginning 


                                                Dawn         



American coots spotted in my city




Saturday, 14 January 2023

Garden Affair : Makar Sankranti

 Makar sankranti is a festival celebrated on the occassion  of  Sun's transition into  the northern hemisphere. It's believed in the Hindu mythology that Sun's transition leads to end of winter months and beginning of longer days. 

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in our region by flying kites which is an act for Good health and prosperity. 

                                                           Flying kites on Makar Sankranti 



Meanwhile my garden is seeing lull winter period with only few annuals blooming 


A french marigold bloomed after a long dormancy


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Friday, 6 January 2023

Garden affair : New Beginning

 Happy New year everyone , It 's my 10th year writing this blog . My passion for gardening has grown fourfold  over the decade .  I would love to share a poem for all Gardening Enthusiasts

                                             Who loves a Garden

                                              Finds within his soul

                                               life's whole ;

                                           He hears the anthem of the soil

                                           While ingrates toil;

                                            And sees beyond his little sphere

                                          The waving fronds of heaven ,clear.

                                                                                              - Louis Seymore Jones


Meanwhile cold condition has been prevalent in my city with temperature hovering around 50-60 f .The silver lining is Asiatic Lily flower  is all set to bloom in the next few days.

                                                                            Asiatic Lily Buds 




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Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Chrysanthemum blooms in full glory

                                           

Chrysanthemum season is here ,my garden space is filled with cheerful blooms of chrysanthemums. 

                                                                      




                                                                                      


                                                                                


                     




                                                        








                                                                              



                                                                                   





Meanwhile a Great Egret was spotted searching for the food near by lakeside. 




It was probably searching for fish on the lakeside 



    Here's the video of Great Egret wandering by the lakeside



                                                               






Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Mild winter in December

 Winter has started on a mild note in December with unforeseen high temperatures which is unusual for this time of the year. While garden is in mode of  preparation  for spring show the Autumn blooms are still blooming in  the garden . 

                                 This year has been great for Lemonia as it is blooming till  December  

                                                                                    


It is the moderate weather that spider lilies and Gaillardias have not gone to dormancy and still blooming in the midst of December

                                                                                      




Gaillardias 




                                              Chrysanthemums have started showing up blooms 




Aren't these delicate tiny blooms watch worthy



Pentas and Ixora 







Begonia Benariensis



Chlorophytum 






Butterfly Milkweed 
                                                                         


Curtain creeper






                                                Meanwhile  Cormorant spotted at  the lake 




                                                                         Dawn 




Friday, 2 December 2022

Garden Affair : Elephant Creeper

       Elephant creeper is one of the most drought resistant hardy vines in our region  derivation of name Elephant as the name suggests  is due to resemblance of leaves with Elephant ears.                                                                      

                                                                         



             The light purplish flowers comes upon the creeper at two times of year. Its tubular structure and feel makes it a part of morning glory  flower family. 




Beautiful buds of Elephant creeper plant



Elephant creeper is a flower with medicinal value its roots have been used since ancient times in  Ayurveda for the treatment of ulcers and diseases related to nervous system.                                                                







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