Saturday, 24 September 2022

Garden Affair : Clitoria

               Butterfly pea or clitoria is a wonderful vine that grows wild and whole vine is adorned with lovely blooms mostly throughout the year.      


                                                    Most common blue colored clitoria flowers



White clitoria 


Clitoria is widely popular plant in our tropical region . It is interesting to know the derivation of flower name Clitoria which is actually derive from Clitoris a female sensitive organ . The shape of flower resemble female organ .                                                                                                               



Butterfly pea or blur colored clitoria plants have medicinal value , they are edible and popularly used in making blue Tea . Blue Tea made from clitoria blooms is considered good for heart, improves skin health.                                                                                                                                          




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Saturday, 17 September 2022

Garden Affair : Thunbergia

          I have been always attracted and desired to have small  flowering  perennials in my garden.            This little sparkling blossom of Thunbergia is a beautiful flower that can brighten up your garden . 

                                                                                           



Thunbergia Black eyed susan is a perennial that grows into large climber and with sparkling blooms it instantly grabs attention of passer by near the flower.                                                                           


Thunbergia performs well in full sun and requires well fertilized loamy soil when grown in pot. 




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Thursday, 15 September 2022

Autumn delayed this year

 The consistent presence of hot and humid climate clearly envisages  expectation of more rains this year. 

I am thrilled to see Lycoris lily blooming after more than five years, I guess they are rightly named as Surprise lily too.



Sunkissed Ixora Blooms



                                                                 Zinnias

                                                                       

                                                  Oleander blooms




A glimpse of blooms in the garden 

                                                                            


                                                                            

An ID unknown Cormorant spotted by the lake






Saturday, 10 September 2022

Garden Affair : Gomphrenas in full glory

 Monsoon season is almost coming to an end and weather is still between hot & humid and some close to being cooler in morning . While it is n apt  weather  for flowers to bloom many summer annual blooms are at their last blooming stage. Gomphrenas are one of the widely grown summer annuals in our region .


                                                             


The tiny gomphrena flowers are attractive and mainly grown in  two colors purple and purplish white .                                                                                                                                         



Gomphrena growing and care                                                                                                            
                                                                                             
Gomphrena are easy to grow from seeds and bloom profusely within a period of two months starting from sowing seeds.  They are hardy blooms and remain blooming for a number of days on plant. 
Dried flowers of  gomphrena are used to making attractive garlands  .                                                     


                                                                                                                                      
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Saturday, 3 September 2022

Garden Affair : Cranberry Hibiscus

 Hibiscus is one of the well known flower in the floral world. Its large circular blooms instantly grabs  attention of everyone whoever passes by the blooms. There has been infinite cultivars of hibiscus grown and developed in the world. Cranberry Hibiscus is one of the distinct variety of Hibiscus that is known for cranberry colored large circular blooms with distinctive maple tree alike leaves .

                                                                


The velvet leaves of cranberry hibiscus turns red from green with transition from hot to cold weather.                                                                                                                                   
Cranberry Hibiscus buds


                        The blooms are mostly maroon to red in color with some cultivars also pink shaded blooms . 

                                                                    




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Saturday, 27 August 2022

Garden Affair : Indian Fragrant Rose

        Rose is one of   the widely omnipresent flower in the world.  It is being grown and consumed throughout the world.  Indian Fragrant  Rose popularly known as Desi Gulab is widely cultivated throughout India.                                               


It is considered to be  one of the most fragrant rose available in world. Flowers are usually colored red or pink .   It blooms most part of the year  irrespective of season.                                                                                                                                           




Indian rose can be easily grown through cutting. It is easier to propagate through plant cuttings rather growing them from seeds.                                                                                                         


                                                                  

Indian fragrant rose is widely consumed for making garlands consumed for multiple events e.g. Marriage, Worship and plethora of events.  It is intereseting to know that roses are edible and their  petals are used as an ingredient for sweets.                                                                                                                                            


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Saturday, 20 August 2022

Garden Affair : Kalanchoe plant

  

Flora  world is vast and there are some unique  plants in the plant kingdom and  Kalanchoe plant is one of that succulent plant that has distinctive properties . 

Here I will talk about three varieties of Kalanchoe plant which are completely distinctive from each other even belonging to same Kalanchoe family. 


                                                               Kalanchoe pinnata

                                               Kalanchoe propagation through leaves 


Kalanchoe pinnata also known as Mother of Thousands is a popular medicinal plant due to its properties of curing kidney stones problem .                                                                         


The propagation method of Kalanchoe plant through leaves is only common factor between all varieties of Kalanchoe.                                                                                                             




Kalanchoe  Delagoensis

                      This kalanchoe variety is also known as Mother of millions. It is named after propagation of  millions of plant from a single leaf.                                          


           

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

                                                This variety is grown for its flowers . The flowers are singular and many hybrid varieties have multiple colors and large blooms.    



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