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

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Monday, 5 May 2014

Beautiful Weeds


                 
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. — Doug Larson


Don't know the guy who has given such an intelligent quote, but, this surely is a quote, correct in all its meanings. Whatever you do, you can't expect a weed to grow as per your wish and if it ever happened, you must take it as you've succeeded in converting the weed into a gardening plant.
Weeds, are rightly plants that have mastered every skill except following any directions, and are, in true sense, the nature's way to tell us - the humans, that whatever extent we have tried controlling nature, there is always some part of it that still refuses being controlled by us.
Weeds grow in the harshest conditions, remotest places, where the best of our thinking abilities can't take us, and the many varieties, weeds are found in, is just awesome, making some of them, quite sought after to accompany some of our known plants and flowers, especially in flower arrangements. Though, weeds are the "unwanted plants", we treat these as a menace.
My terrace garden is no exception to the outreach of weeds, and thus, I too find weeds in some or the other pots, and thus, have to remove them, to allow my plants to grow better. 
A few days back, I saw such a weed in one of the arabian jasmine plant pots. The beautiful, lavender coloured flowers instantly attracted me to capture some shots, and I did it. So, today, here, I am sharing the blooms with you all via this post. Unfortunately, my cellphone wasn't capable enough to capture macro shots of such small flowers, which spanned around half of a centimeter, so, maybe, you might be a bit disappointed with some of the shots.
 
Metro Greens: Pink Sorrel, Oxalis Debilis
A beautiful bloom of the Pink Sorrel
Metro Greens: Pink Sorrel, Oxalis Debilis
Beautiful about to bloom bud of the Pink Sorrel
Metro Greens: Pink Sorrel, Oxalis Debilis
A couple of blooms of the Pink Sorrel
The plant featured in this post is the Oxalis Debilis also commonly known as pink sorrel, a close relative to the Indian Sorrel, which features yellow coloured flowers and is a well documented herb in Indian Medicine (Ayurveda), also known in as Chaangeri. Much like the Indian Sorrel, the pink sorrel too three pairs of heart shaped leaflets, which are a bit bigger compared to the Indian Sorrel, but, tastes sour, much similar to the Indian Sorrel.

Metro Greens: Pink Sorrel, Oxalis Debilis
Beautiful blooms of the Pink Sorrel
Metro Greens: Pink Sorrel, Oxalis Debilis
A beautiful bloom of the Pink Sorrel
Metro Greens: Pink Sorrel, Oxalis Debilis
Beautiful bloom of the Pink Sorrel with some about to bloom buds, and a couple of new buds
Metro Greens: Pink Sorrel, Oxalis Debilis
Beautiful about to bloom buds of the Pink Sorrel

In the upcoming posts, we have some updates to the tomato adventure, published last week, and some tutorial type posts to sowing seeds. Till then, keep trying and HAPPY GARDENING!

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