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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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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

White through the night

Last year, just around the monsoon, I had got a Juhi plant from the nearby plants nursery. The height of ignorance was that the guy at the nursery didn't even know the plant when I asked him about it. Since I had known the plant, I could make out from the couple of tiny white flowers that what plant was it, but just to be sure I put up the question to him, and he was just clueless as he could ever be. I decided to bring it back home. At home, I planted it in a pot, just in hope that it would bloom, since it was already monsoon, and the plants bore buds. However monsoon turned out to be unfortunate with all the rainfall missing out, so the plant didn't bloom very well. This year around, it was s different story. The plant had  been sitting down in the pot for around a year now, and had got enough to bloom profusely. At the onset of the monsoon season, I was a happy soul seeing the lush growth of the plant which appears to be like a vine. In some days, numerous buds started appearing and I was in for a delighted monsoon season gift.

Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
Juhi-It started off gently with a few buds
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
Juhi-It started off gently with a few buds with the buds eventually blooming
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
Juhi-It started off gently with a few buds with the buds eventually blooming
For that matter, I would say that just like other plants from the jasmine family, Juhi (Jasminum Auriculatum) is a sweetly fragrant flower which happens to possess quite a strong smell. The flowers, typical to most other jasmine family members, are white and bloom in late evenings. And as the flowers starts blooming, the surrounding gets drenched with the awesome fragrance of from the flowers. I will have to confess that the Arabian Jasmine too, sitting just next to this doesn't have such an overpowering scent as this small flower possesses.

Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A few Juhi blooms
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A few Juhi blooms
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A few Juhi blooms
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A few Juhi blooms
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A few Juhi blooms
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A few Juhi blooms
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A bigger bunch of Juhi blooms
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A bigger bunch of Juhi blooms, captured in the evening, just after rains, with the buds still opening up
Metro Greens: Jasminum Auriculatum (Juhi)
A bigger bunch of Juhi blooms, captured in the evening, just after rains, with the buds still opening up

As I always do, I captured the moments through my camera's lens to keep the memories forever. Though photos can't give you the real feel, with the beautiful fragrance surrounding you on the rooftop, while you sit back and enjoy the cool breeze after a long day at work, but you can always get back the feeling of delight watching the pretty flowers bloom and nature giving you back so much for so little you did.

I will be back next week with something more interesting, maybe the canna lilies, (yellow ones) which my mother got from a neighbour, which are blooming these days. Till then keep trying and HAPPY GARDENING!

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