Showing posts from April, 2012

Orchids in Wild

Being an artist I am fascinated with nature, and the recent trip in the wild . came back with rare orchids and rare cactus plants. The beautiful white flamingoes and egrets were seen as a white blanket on the lush green fields.
The marshy land promoted good vegetation and this again proves how God takes care of everything to maintain harmony and balance in nature.

 The quietness and sounds of nature are unique, which cannot be described. The fresh air and cool breeze even during peak hours of afternoon, is irrestible, and very touching. The cool breeze and the dancing leaves, the flowy trees and the sun playing hide and seek all great moments and the hope of finding some new rare plants!

 The huge trees are very old and the sight was enchanting, hanging orchid plants on higher branches. Now wonder how difficult it must have been to bring these rare orchids home!

Have planted these orchids and lets see how they progress and flourish during monsoons. 

The village folk mentioned tha…

The Flowering of Huge Very Old Cactus Plants in Garden

Cactus plants have beautiful flowers and as we mention cactus plants we often think at first only of thorns and spikes. The cactus plant produces huge flowers and this plant growing in a private garden was planted nearly more than 25 years back. The plant reaches the sky and has a huge trunk at first glance looks like elephants foot.

 The cactus plant is fully laden with big blooms all over the plant. The maturity of the plant may have  triggered the spurt and maybe the plant flowers  after few      years   or   every year
 the beauty is majestic as the huge cactus plant  is fully covered with buds which are opening   simultaneously. I think  the cactus flowers    open during    the night and are spent as the day begins. So much  beauty for such short time, again another one blossoms    so many blooming   simultaneously, good show. Have planted in our garden, lets see how the blooms come   up.

Simple Flowering Tips for Mogra Flower Plant

The mogra plant has got a growth spurt and is in full bloom with white fragrant flowers. These mogra flowers are very famous for making garlands, hair decorations and malas for Gods. The mogra plant is often one of the easiest and sturdy plants from among the fragrant flowers. We have three different varieties of mogra flower plants , the difference here is with the size and the number of petals on the flower. The fragrance is heavenly especially in the evenings as the flowers open after sun set and in the hot summers the plant is in its full beauty.
 One of our plants was very sick and was attacked by brown mites that would get attached to its roots and the plant would often go in dormant state. No change, it looked alive but with no change. The few leaves that the plant had were green but there was absolutely no change. So again my special formula worked, as earlier, even now I did the same.
Tips for Mogra Plant- I cut off few roots that had gone very deep and covered the whole pot…

Flowering of The Beautiful Passion Flower on Plant in Container

The beautiful rare passion flower plant I added to my family last year had flowered once last year but the blooms were weak and small. This year after about more than 15 months of planting the vine of passion flower has given beautiful blooms. The passion flower is proved to be a good mood uplifter and its fragrance is proved to ignite passion and positive energy. (as I have read!)

 The passion fruit plant has two types of leaves and at first I was confused that the plant was going crazy. But later I noticed that the plant produces two types of leaves on the same plant. One type is the ordinary leaf shape which we see in majority of plants and the other is three petalled leaf. I think this must be related to the maturity of the plant. The passion fruit plant is a vine which throws tendrils to cling to the trellis or support. You can guide your climber over a rope or a trellis especially designed for this vine.
 The passion flower is one of the most beautiful flowers seen and known and…

Split Leaf Philodendron Indoor Plant

Beautiful sunset and as one day ends waiting for another in anticipation. So much to paint, so much to write so little time!
 The indoor plant range is veyr wide and from the easy fast growing money plant to the wandering jew we ahve seen most of the indoors. The Chinese ever green has taken its place into our living room with the increasing temperatures and as the mogra plant is full of buds keeping in anticipation the time when all will bloom together making the whole garden area fragrant.
The split leaf philodendron, the mexican bread fruit, monstera deliciosa, swiss cheese plant, the many names this plant is recognized with. The philodendron is a climbing vine which grows very fast. It grows with some support and can cover the whole area as you guide its growth. The plant is often chosen for its rare beauty as the leaves are very different from any other plant. The leaves look as if they have been eaten by insects, but this gives the plant an unique appearance and as the plant can g…

Healing Art - by Rizwana Mundewadi PortfolioArt is soothing, relaxing, cathartic and aesthetic. There are many attributes given to art. A painting when viewed takes one to another world. The viewer goes into deep thinking and is transferred to another realm. Healing art is one of the ways to help a person heal from within. It is known that our aura consists of many layers. We take medicines for sickness and feel right. But does the soul heal? many times the same problems keep erupting and this becomes a chronic disease. Here healing art can help along with medicines to promote the well being and peace of mind.
Soul healing is the most important thing to be considered. With technology and electronic gadgets we are moving away from mother earth. We stay in sky scrapers and have forgotten the fresh scent of wet mud that is experienced from the first rain! We are so busy commuting to and fro to work and earn money, still it is never sufficient. The reason for this is we do not accept that our universe has…

Onion Flowers on Plant

The onion plant looks similar to any other plant grown from bulb. I had never imagined the onion being so pungent and smelly would give out such beautiful blooms. A visit to a friends place gave me this new discovery and I am sure to plant one this summers. My first try was a failure as the bud began growth and was picked out by rats!then our snail pet 'sirji' digged upon ! I will keep trying, which makes me mention  that growing plants is not an easy job and then waiting for their flowers or fruits is a process which always tries my patience!

The flower is very beautiful and big which has tiny buds that burst open giving the shape of a round furry white ball to the onion flower. Onion plant can be grown by planting our very own humble spring onion bulb that we eat.Care as any other bulb of flowering plant, which is very easy , and that is why I love to plant bulbs, you invest once and you keep getting the flowers ever and that too with bonus of new baby bulbs growing fast. Th…

Fragrant Anant Gardenia Flowers for West and South West in Feng Shui

Anant is a fragrant flowering plant, Gardenias, which gives out beautiful white flowers ,especially in summers when the days are hot the flowers begin blooming in the late evenings and are fully open during sunset. The fragrance is very distinct and you can smell it even from a distance when the cool breeze sets during nights in summers.
 Our society garden had a few new pups that looked so cute that they longed to be hugged. But the mommy may be around so no one dare to touch them! Puppies are always in groups , I guess they are termed litter for this reason as they are born in five, six or seven in numbers.

The witnessing of flowers on this anant plant is a beautiful experience and I tried to capture the whole process of opening of anant flowers. The bud developed as an extension of a leaf nodule and looked off white and fully loaded and about to burst. The whole process is fascinating as the flower bud of anant flower opens gradually and the whole flower opened the next day. Simu…