QUOTE OF THE MONTH :

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Lily Blooms

From the last post with the lilies still developing, I've had them blooming full scale, for each one blooming for almost two to three days, adding a bright spot of colour to my otherwise dull garden with nothing else blooming at that time. The marigolds are not ready, nor any of the winter seasonals, the roses had been trimmed down and anyway this was not their season at all, so, I had a bright orange part in my otherwise dull garden with these beautiful huge orange flowers in small plants showing their bloom show for almost a week.
The easiest thing about these lilies was the time and the amount of work it took for them to bloom. It was just around 40-45 days when I had bought those white coloured bulbs and had sown them in the soil, eagerly waiting for them to come up with their first ever leaves and it wasn't too far away from there that the small plants bore tiny buds, which eventually grew and came up as those big and beautiful flowers.

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

I still haven't been able to see the white blooms, which supposedly the other two bulbs were to bear. The plants didn't grow very well. I'm hoping that I will be able to see the white ones. Maybe, I will also be able to share them with you in the coming months.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

More Lilies

Lilies have always been plants that have amazed me a lot. The beautiful varieties, colours and patterns that these beautiful plants come in have always mesmerised me. And so, I have been trying to set my hands on more and more lily plants and different varieties from anywhere I could find them. On my last visit to the plants nursery, I found some beautiful white and big bulbs, which, on inquiring from the owner, I was told were “lilium” bulbs. I referred to them as lily, however he insisted those to be “lilium” that bloom in winter, while lilies bloomed in summer.
Anyhow, after my tryst with the nursery owner, I settled down with a couple of bulbs of orange and white lily, some gladiolus bulbs, and one more packet of some beautiful looking flower bulbs. The lilies that appear to me to be of the Asiatic Lily variety have since been growing pretty well, with two of the four bulbs have grown big and are now bearing flower buds, which, should ideally be blooming in a couple of days, while the other two have shown some stunted growth, but are bearing buds anyhow, so I am hopeful for them to show me good flowers in the coming days.

Lily Bulbs

Lily plant

Lily plant

Lily plant

Lily plant

I understand in the past couple of months I have been quite un-professional with the way I am handling my blog, and doing the blogposts. This time, I will not be saying if I would be posting the next blogpost in the next week, however will, from now on, try to keep updating my blog as frequently as I can to keep the updates coming through.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Lilies Mesmerising

So, here's an update after a really-really long time. It's been quite a long time, since I've posted here. Though, in nature nothing stops, it all goes on and on and on, whether I am able to post it all here or not. It's the same happening here as well, in my garden. The work has now taken a toll on me and I don't really get the time to be able to post here, even through the weekends, let alone clicking the pictures, or even spending some quality time with my plants.

A couple of weeks back, I was told by my mother that there's something "wild" growing up on the terrace. I ran into check and found something I had not really expected. It was a bunch of blooms, one of the Nerine lily plants had bloomed. It was really unexpected, more importantly when the plants had lost all the leaves.


What I found were some beautiful flowers, both partially and completely bloomed. What I found then is now here, as I wanted to share the sight with you all. I really hope you’d like them.

Metro Greens: Nerine Lily blooms
Nerine Lily blooms

Metro Greens: Nerine Lily blooms
Nerine Lily blooms

Metro Greens: Nerine Lily blooms
Nerine Lily blooms

Metro Greens: Nerine Lily blooms
Nerine Lily blooms

Metro Greens: Nerine Lily blooms
Nerine Lily blooms

The updates from the garden will still be coming. Hopefully, I will be able to put them up here, in the coming weeks, regularly. Just to keep you interested, I’ve got a small pomegranate in the plant I’ve grown up from the seeds, which was sown only last year. Maybe, I’ll be able to share this in the next post, who knows?

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Exquisite Gerberas

The last post was about the currently blooming tuberoses. With that post, I had promised to come up a blogpost on the gerberas that I had introduced in the garden with earlier this year. This was something I had got by sheer luck when I visited a plants nursery I don't regularly visit.
Gerberas are among some of the most sought after flowers when it comes to their commercial use and why not? The awesome beauties these flowers are, combined with the numerous colours and patterns these beauties are available in, along with their long life makes them just the right choice for what they are used in. The reason I was attracted towards these beauties too was their superb colours and designs.
Out of the four saplings I had got back then, at a pretty steep price for a small sapling, two have bloomed yet, one being a pale yellow colour, no bells and whistles, just plain dull yellow bloom that lasts almost a week, before it starts withering away. This was back in the month of late February, early March.
Metro Greens: Gerbera
A Gerbera bud

Metro Greens: Gerbera
A Gerbera bud

Metro Greens: Yellow Gerbera
A Gerbera blooming in pale yellow

Metro Greens: Yellow Gerbera
A Gerbera blooming in pale yellow

Recently the second plant had a bloom. Initially I thought this too was the same colour as it bloomed the same pale yellow however as some days passed, it started changing its colour from a pale yellow to a somewhat orangish one, a really beautiful shade, though, not as beautiful as the normal standard of gerberas go, but still, better than the dull yellow one.
Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange, turning out orange as the days pass.

Metro Greens: Orange Gerbera
A gerbera bloom in mix shades of yellow and orange, closing up as the day falls.
I will be keeping my fingers crossed with the remaining two plants, hoping them to be of better colours than these two. Let's hope that I have an update with gerberas soon, here in this space. Till then, HAPPY GARDENING!