Wednesday 28 March 2018

Spring Bulbs : Anemones

I have always been fond of growing flowering plants from bulbs.This year I tried many varieties of bulbs that flourish in spring in our region .But unfortunately I guess weather remained too warm for the bulbs to grow naturally.Many of the bulbs did not survive the unpredictable climate .

Anemone bulbs are one of them which I  somehow managed to successfully grow and brought them to flourish eventually.

                                This is the anemone bulb that has been soaked in water for 12 hours for rapid germination.After that for preparing potting soil for plantation of bulb: 

Composition of Potting soil must involve around 60 % of River sand ,30 % of Garden soil ,10 % of compost with small amount of Fungicide powder to protect bulb from rotting .

After around two months with severely low growth buds starting to appear on the plant


I had planted two bulbs of the colors unknown which came out to be brightest blooms within three months from sowing bulbs.                                                                                                                  

Few tips to care to be taken :                                                                                                                      
They don't prefer overwatering alike every other bulb ,soil must be well drained to achieve desired results,with more of river sand in potting soil .                                                                                   

They can be grown in partial to full sun in winter period ,but protected from direct sunlight while blooming stage has reached.                                                                                                                 

Its spring time best season for flowers to flourish and also to sow seeds of summer annuals and vegetables . I had tried growing Morning glory annual vine through seeds with a unique method that Ill be sharing in my upcoming posts .                                                                                                                                   


Tuesday 13 March 2018

Jubilant Spring

Its that time of year which is anticipated all year .The weather is almost perfect for flora,there is a cool breeze with moderate sunlight that is best suitable for plants to flourish. 

                                                      Nasturtium welcoming spring

                                                           Clarkia elegans

                                                              Calendula blooms

Nigella grown from seeds


                                                                      Castor blooming

Endless blooms of Petunias

                                                          Dahlias grown from seeds 

Attractive Gazanias


Self seeders Dimorpotheca

Phlox beauty

                                                       Kalanchoe flowering in full bloom


French Marigold

Pink Tecoma vine

                                                                 Crossandra beauty

                                                                 Self seeder Larkspur

                                                   GAzania in Miniature garden

Drumstick flowering for the first time

                                                         Trailing Petunias on porches

                                                                     Salvia red beauty

                                                                   Single Dahlia

                                                       Tithonia feels like summer annuals already

                                                         Helichrysum or Paper Flower

                                                      Self seeders really brings spring alive

Monday 12 March 2018

Cherry tomatoes from seeds

Last year I bought seeds of tomatoes on which  it was labeled  Wild Texas cherry tomatoes.They were planted 4 months back,to my surprise all seeds germinated .

                                                       Tomatoes ripened now

I planted few seeds in a container in November last year                                                                           

and covered them with thin layer of  cocopeat ,within two weeks all seeds were germinated and were transplanted after a month from sowing .                                                                                

After two months first set of flowers appeared that was one thrilling experience                            

Fruiting started within a month on all plants                                                                              

Spring is in full swing although daytime is getting hotter with every passing time .My Anemones grown from bulbs have came to bloom after a wait of almost four months.                                    


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