Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Summer and Pandemic

 This is a tough time for the country due to ongoing  current pandemic . This is one of the reason I am not scribing regularly on this blog . While pandemic is creating havoc in the country Summer season is here. Summer blooming Plants  are coming up with blooms gradually in the garden to mark the  inception of summer.

Peacock Flower blooms

                                                     


              Zinnias


                                                                              


Portulaca

                                                     


Adenium


                                                         


                                                       

Plumeria  blooms

                                                              




Meanwhile a cloudy sky is anticipating rain in upcoming week


                                        




It is always relaxing to watch chirping sparrows 

                                              



Thanks 





                                                                                   


Saturday, 8 May 2021

Garden Affair : Spring Flower Cineraria

 This will be  my last post for the  series of spring flowers for this year . Cineraria is one of the popular spring flower which is grown for it's ability to grow in shaded areas. It's blooms that comes in profusion and stays blooming for long days. 


                                                                    



Growth and care                                                                                                                                      

Cineraria requires cool weather for growing and grows best in in the shaded environment . It requires rich fertile soil for growing and for healthy blooms.                                                      






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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Garden Affair : Spring Flower Dahlia

 Dahlias are undoubtedly one of the best annuals owing to their magnanimous blooms . They are widely grown for spring blooms in our region . 


                                                                 

Growth and care

Dahlias are easy to grow from seeds and cuttings. These can also be grown through  tubers which is relatively difficult to grow in comparison to growing from cuttings or seeds.

Dahlias are heavy feeders and grow well when given  feed with organic fertilizer every fortnightly . 


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Saturday, 24 April 2021

Garden Affair : Verbena

 Verbenas are one of the most attractive small flowers that brings riot of colors in spring. These are one of the spring annuals that can be grown easily and  blooms stays for weeks . 


                                                      Verbenas in the spring time garden


Verbena Care and propagation

Verbena is a hardy plant and can be propagated through stem cutting . It grows well in cool climate and can survive extreme weather conditions. It requires organic feed once in a fortnight for healthy blooms.


                                                                          


                                                                                   

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Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Oxygen releasing plants

 In this pandemic era one of the most common effect about Covid 19  that came into concern is decreased level of oxygen in the infected person. While there are many reasons for the certain level of oxygen in our body it is interesting to note that there are some plants that release oxygen in daytime.

          Here are some of the easy to grow Indoor Plants that   release oxygen during the day time  and are considered as Air Purifier which are easy to grow plants and requires minimal care throughout the year.


                                                                         Rubber plant







ZZ Plant





                                                                              Spider Plant 






Peace Lily or Spathiphyllum

Although these are easy to grow plants it should be noticed that these plants should be kept in a part of room which receives indirect sunlight for a part of day which helps in growth of healthy leaves.


Meanwhile a beautiful Gerbera bloomed after  an unexpected rain 


                                                                



         And soon after rain the evening sky 



                                                                   




A Red bellied Woodpecker spotted after a long time



                                                                     Red bellied Woodpecker



                                                   




Saturday, 17 April 2021

Garden Affair : Nemesia

 In these last days of spring I want to talk about this spring annual Nemesia which comes up in multiple color variants and instantly grabs attention due to the unique shape of flowers. Nemesia blooms comes in bunches and stays fresh for many days .


                                            


Nemesia plant care and growing season


Nemesia plant is a hardy plant that strives best in cool climate with partial shade environment . It can best be grown with seeds and can survive drought conditions for a specific period .

                                                                  Nemesia blooms in spring sunshine


How and when to feed Nemesia plants


Nemesia plants require liquid organic fertilizer every fortnight for continuous blooming , It is better to do deadheading weekly which promotes growth of plant and helps in more blooms.



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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Spring Summer Transition

 It is a time when temperature is soaring high as summers have arrived while it has been unusual winter this year the summer season is predicted  to be harsh this year as heat waves can already be felt in the noon time .

Garden is right now filled with the  mix of spring and summer blooms 

Here are some of the early Summer Blooms 

                                                             Tecoma capensis

                                                                     



Summers can't be imagined without Adenium blooms

                                                            







There is nothing that can match  lovely Portulaca blooming in summer

                                                                       





When spring is taking a bid adieu some of the hardy spring annuals are still blooming in profusion

Statice Blooms



                                                           Petunias blooming in profusion


Saturday, 10 April 2021

Garden Affair : Mesembryanthemum

The spring flowers are giving out their last of the blooms and summer annuals are just at preliminary stages . Ice Plant or Mesembryanthemum is one of the most compelling spring annuals that is easy to grow annual that blooms profusely throughout spring . 

         Mesembryanthemum also known  as Ice Plant


                                                              



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Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Harvesting season

 The spring is reaching its end as temperature is soaring high and when spring blooms are fading away the fresh organic harvest is what I am looking up to this time in my Garden



Tomatoes

                                                                    



                                                           

Lettuce



                                                                      


Potato harvest



                                                            


Pepper


                                                    


Phlox blooms in late spring









Meanwhile a Green Bee eater bird was spotted


                                                                     



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Saturday, 3 April 2021

Garden Affair : Osteospermum

 Osteospermum is one of the most  hardy spring  perennial flowering plant  which belongs to African Daisy family and looks breathtaking when blooms in profusion. 


                                                               



                                                                 

Growth and Care



African Daisies are easy to grow plants that can survive and grows best in the sunny conditions . These plants can withstand drought like situations up to an extent and still can grow and flourish profusely throughout the spring and early summer.

                                                                    


                                   They are considered perennial plants as they can grow and survive for year or two depending upon the conditions they are retained and protected from the harsh weather conditions.





                                                                   


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Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Growing inverted Tomato plant in bottle

 It is always a fun experience to grow your own veggies which are organically grown at your space. I have been growing all varieties of Tomatoes from past many years. This year I tried a very unique way of growing Tomatoes and I was fortunate to succeed in my first attempt. 

I tried growing inverted Tomato plant in a Recyclable Plastic Water Bottle.

This is a old Plastic bottle whose base has been removed to fill the soil mixture 


                                                                         A 1000ml  empty bottle




The base of bottle is removed for filling soil mixture



Tomato seedling inserted from the cap side





                                              And after 2months the first tomatoes appear





                                                 Tomatoes ripened and ready to be harvested




Things to remember growing inverted Tomatoes plants in bottles

- Tomato seedling should be gently inserted in bottle without damaging root system of the plant
- Soil mixture should be light and fertilizer rich so that plant gets its strength and food adequately
- Watering should be done moderately when the plant requires it otherwise the plant will rot eventually.                                                                                                                       

The spring summer transition is always a happy time in the Garden as there is a freshness of leaves and flowers can be felt in the Garden                                                                                                      
JATROPHA FLOWER


Meanwhile when Mobile camera does the justice to capture stunning purple sky


                                                      Brahmin Mynas spotted in purplish evening sky








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