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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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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Blooms this week - Harshringar

This time, here I am with some freshest pictures from one of the plants that has bloomed for the first time. This is the harshringar, also known as parijat or parijaat. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a plant that owing to it's beautiful blooms, has attained an almost divine status, especially in Hinduism and Jainism. Parijat, in Hindu mythology and scriptures, is a heavenly tree from the abode of Lord Vishnu (Vaikuntha), which in the ancient scriptures, is said to possess powers to impart everlasting youth. Though, there is no scientific evidence to show that this plant possesses any such qualities, the plant is still called parijat and and thus has a divine status.

Owing to the beautiful and unique flowers in white and orange, and having an immensely strong fragrance, the flowers are quite beautiful. The flowers bloom late in the evening, in bunches, spreads its fragrance throughout the night, and as the day comes up, all the flowers fall down on the ground. As for my plants, I tried growing them from cuttings I brought in from a nearby park, and tried planting them for three years straight, and finally succeeded with the cuttings in the third year. This year, it's the second year, and I am quite lucky to have two of the stems growing pretty well. These days, both the plants have lots of flower buds which are blooming and spreading fragrance.


I’ll leave you guys to enjoy the blooms, till I get some stuff done for the upcoming next post for the transplantation of my pomegranate plant I carried out in the last week, and the new plants, I introduced in the garden this week.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Weekly updates - September 26, 2017

The monsoon season that went by just a while back, had some of the loveliest tuberose blooms I have had in all these years. The very first blooms were amongst the best ones, I have posted here. This was primarily because the plants I was getting these blooms from had become too old and hence, the flower quality reduced sharply, so much so that there were seasons when I could only get just one stick blooming over the entire season, after a long wait of a year. This was frustrating, a lot so.

Then last year, brought in, what were supposed to be bulbs of double variety of tuberoses, which supposedly had multiple layers of petals, instead of the usual single layer of six petals. As it has been quite late, the plants were not really ready for the blooming season in the monsoons last year. The plants finally bloomed this year, however, to my disappointment, none of those came out to be that of double variety. However, the blooms turned out great, and here are the results for you to enjoy.

Tuberose blooms

Tuberose blooms

Tuberose blooms

Tuberose blooms

Tuberose blooms

Tuberose blooms

Tuberose blooms

Do share your thoughts about the blooms in the comments section below.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Weekly updates - September 19

In the last post, I shared with you all, some red gladiolus buds that were about to bloom at that time. Those gladiolus blooms have since bloomed and now were extremely beautiful to watch. This was the first time I had such a beautiful gladiolus bloom. I clicked the pictures immediately after I had watered my plants, and thus, the droplets of water over the blooms have stayed there, and have added an interesting dramatic effect to the already beautiful new bloom along with the buds that are about to bloom.





Isn't the bloom beautiful? What do you say about the colours? Isn't it appealing? To me, that blood red colour is appears extremely appealing.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Weekly updates - September 14

There's been a lot of activity within the garden over the past few months. Things have been going on with their pace. There aren't too many new additions, however some of the last year's additions have been coming up great this year. I will be sharing these small updates in this weekly updates section every week, starting now, since this is quite a good time for the garden, since extreme summer season has passed by so is the monsoon season, and it will be onset of the winter season in another fortnight, which means I'll be having too much to share with you over this period of time. I'll start off this weekly feature with some of the latest clicks I've done just today itself. This one features a dark red Gladiolus stick that's about to bloom.

The dark red gladious that is about to bloom

The dark red gladious that is about to bloom

The dark red gladious that is about to bloom
I shall be sharing the clicks of the blooms over the next few days, as I am expecting extremely beautiful blooms.