Saturday, October 31, 2009

A visit to the plant nursery

Recently I visited the Sunder Nagar Govt. nursery with a dear friend of mine. The nursery is spread in 60 acres and is located near Humayun's Tomb. They had the most beautiful crimson dwarf Cannas which we both just loved and bought. Their color was so striking that we were amazed. We also bought some herbs to plant-celery, parsley.Their foliage collection was beautiful and extensive- rows and rows of potted plants under huge trees. We spent a good hour just walking around and soaking in the beauty. Wish we had more time to explore coz it's spread in a huge area.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The planter outside

The Golden Bottlebrush has been planted in the ground since then because the leaves were drying up. It had probably overgrown the pot it was in. Still looking for some suitable plant for the window 'frame'. Suggestions are very welcome.
The planter on top has bougainvillea pots. Have recently repotted them all. Hoping and wishing for a profusion of colors all the year around.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My balcony garden display!

My favorite place in my home is my balcony, especially in the mornings. I just love to sit out there and have my cup of tea and enjoy the greenery all around.

Gardening...the new beginning

Planted the yuccas at the entrance to my garden.

A new beginning..for the garden

Ok, these were my first additions after cleaning up the garden area. I bought four yuccas- silver star. I just love them. Thought they would make a dramatic statement at the entrance.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The garden makeover..

This is my house after major reconstruction/renovations... knocked down almost all the walls on both floors and reconstructed with an entirely new plan.
And this time around, as you can see there are planters built into the design so that we could have plants all around! However, lost many of my potted plants and those in my garden in the process because there was no safe place to keep them.
Would be grateful for any suggestions for some other plants that can be placed in the planter outside the L shaped glass windows? Currently I have money plant pots placed there. Would need a minimum fuss plant that has stems trailing down about 4-5 feet. The area gets plenty of sunlight.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A demolished garden and starting again from scratch

Recently I had major renovations going on in my house and my garden was completely destroyed because of all the building materials lying around in it. So this is what the space looked like after major cleaning up! Earlier, there were mounds of rubble in it about 5-6 feet high.
I was able to save my palms(near the boundary wall) with great difficulty. Also sadly, I lost many of my potted plants despite shifting them around a hundred times to keep them out of the way of all the debris.

Gardening....A Beginner's thoughts

Well since this is my first post i'd like to explain a few things. I live in Dehli, India and I just love plants. However, that doesn't mean I know much about gardening!
The title of this blog, Dhara, means Earth in Hindi. Another meaning of dhara(pronounced dhaara) is stream. So I thought it would be pretty appropriate. Especially in light of the fact that every possible combination of the words - earth, plants, garden, novice etc. for the title were already taken up!


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