Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Small tour of my garden

When it comes to garden I am very much greedy. I want to grow every possible plant in the small space that we have. But its difficult due to reasons like --
We visit our native with family at least thrice a year days ranging from four days to two weeks. In our absence taking care of plants is done by a helper for whom I am always grateful. When we return, we find some plants would have died unknowingly.

In spite of this I have kept few pots in the balcony and around the house, before going out of station, I have bring down all pots from balcony, pots kept indoors for watering in our absence.

My garden is looking neat now, the secret is that we laid new grass. It not only adds green color but gives a sense of completeness. I am not sure how long would this picture lasts as soon, we face the termite problem.

Thanks to the Facebook group 'Organic Terrace Gardening' I have decided to take gardening seriously. I have been procrastinating the vegetable gardening all this while because of
* Monkey,rat menace
* Requires daily care and maintenance, pest controlling.
But there are so many people around us who have made a point to grow their own veggies. If it's possible for them, it should be possible for me too, moreover I have more time now than earlier.

I have grown few veggies outside my home. I just started with fenugreek seeds it was going well. But yesterday morning when I see it is attacked by the rat.

The star of my garden is the White Butterfly Ginger Lily. You can smell it even from inside the house. I bought this tuber from my mothers place and always remind me of the rainy childhood days where  these flowers used to adorn our hair.

white butterfly ginger lily

The rain has made few new buds to come up in Red Ixora plant

Red Ixora

I love Milkweed plant, as the name suggests its mostly grows like a weed bearing most vibrant flowers. I often cut them and put it into small vases.

My Purple Heart plant is growing in hanging pot.

Purple Heart

There were/are lots of  Pomegranate flowers, small fruits but we didn't get any fruits to eat this year, everything went to the monkeys. 


Hope you have enjoyed my mini garden tour. Coming up next is the coffee table decor. Have a nice day folks!!!


  1. Hey Vasudha....lI loved the variety on your blog. Simply amazed with gthe things you blog know I always visit back everyone who leaves me a comment and came here to visit you too... but got so caught up reading you blog posts that I almost forgot to leave you a comment. I simply loved your blog and the things you write on here. Nice pictures and I have to say ur work is stunning. I am surely following you.....xoxo

  2. Thanks for your sweet words Mukta. I am glad you liked the blog and hope we keep visiting each other :))

  3. Great Garden.I love and envy it. I love seeing plants and trees in the neighbourhood though I lack gardening skills and luck(yes..)
    It is always nice to see plants growing and cheering you back. I recently read this book Eagle Tree which is about saving a 100+ year old tree. It explains a lot about ecosystem and the generally unknown powers of the trees. Just finished the book and loved seeing your garden as a proof of that we wish to maintain the ecosystem as much as we can.