With the hot summers comes a welcoming treat in the garden, the fragrant flowers are in full bloom. With the mogra, jasmine, juhi and lilly plants all covered with white fragrant flowers the cool evenings and night shave become quite inviting and pleasant with the fragrances coming along with the breeze.
|Mogra plant laden with flowers|
|New buds on Curry leaves plant|
The obsessed gardener in me still continues to add up and squeeze some new ones but this poor little ficus plant got burnt in the sun while travelling. Hope it recovers soon.
|Burnt leaves of ficus plant|
|Mogra plant in full bloom|
|Large sized Juhi flower|
|Juhi flower on plant|
|Buds of Juhi flower on plant|
|Big size Juhi flowers|
|Mogra plant buds|
|Fragrant mogra at night|
The best time to enjoy white fragrant mogra and jasmine plants is at night, the bestest fragrances out of this world can be experienced in the cool breeze at nights during summers.
|Fully covered with mogra flowers|
|Many buds of mogra flower|
|Fragrant Night Jasmine flower at night|
|Peeping buds of Red amaryllis|
|White fragrant flowers|
|Big size flower of Juhi Jasmine|
Our pet white pigeon was saved as he got regular feeding on time and though the swollen feet part fell off the leg, it healed faster with care. and this time another pigeon, I was alert , quick and though this fellow flew away that day after feeding, which brought tears to my eyes as the feet blood circulation gets blocked and gangrene sets in as a result the pigeon dies with pain and hunger.
he came back for feeding and hiding under the garden pots, it is very tricky to trim the entangled threads and hair from their feet as they resist and keep pulling in opposite direction, I am so happy that God has given me this opportunity, the most happiest feeling, freeing his feet, when I set it free! Thank You!
|Friendly visitors the pigeons coming for a dip and drink|
1) Full Sunlight
2) Good firm soil to hold the plant as it becomes quite heavy
3) Watering regularly daily after winter , even twice in flowering times when there are buds. In case water is not sufficient the buds drop off.
4) Feeding just after winter is over as mostly these plants love to give out fragrant blooms in summers.
5) Trimming just after winter to remove dried shoots of stems and leaves and also to start the blooming process.
It is advisable to keep all types of mogra fragrant plants in one area so that watering and care can be done properly. Feedings are most important to get big sized healthy blooms, but do not encourage regular blooms in six months. I often trim most of the plant to let it conserve energy for flowering. Once a year we get lots of blooms and with each breeze and every drop of the fragrant flower the garden is covered with a sheet of heavenly white fragrances!