Showing posts from November, 2014

Easy practical Home Composting Tips and How to make your own compost from home left overs recycling for healthy blooms

Composting one of the easiest ways to nourish your plant soils and also in return get healthy and large sized blooms. One of our precious readers brought up this important topic which I have been using since years but never gave a second  thought.
Composting is now made very easy with ready made composting bins, wired meshes and compost tumblers and dividing special areas for preparing compost. In one of the societies who are proud growers of vegetables and fruits, container gardening on terrace,  boast of making their own compost. Then there are many who have land dig up a pit and make their own compost.
What is compost? it is a fertilizer, your plant food made from left overs from your home. healthy bacteria work in the garbage and make it nourishing.
How does compost benefit?  its like an healthy tasty ice cream for plants, tonic and mood uplifter, they love the nutrients and vitamins and texture, when added in proper timings give out healthy blooms.
What I have been doing since ye…

Awesome Brahma Kamal and Heavenly Water Lillies Photographs Shared by Our Reader IrudayRaj Thank You Very Much

Water Lillies growing beautifully in a container, small pond, water feature, , Shared by Our Reader Irudayraj, from Bangalore, and the heavenly Brahma Kamal flowers , pure, spiritual and of course with loads of good luck. Touch wood, loevly photographs, Thank you very very much for this beautiful share, Irudayraj!

Some people sure are LUCKY!
God Bless from Rizwana!

How Much Sunlight is Required for Flowering Plants Important Advice for Sunlight Requirements of plants

How Much Sunlight is Required for Flowering Plants Important Advice for Sunlight Requirements of plants. As many of plant lovers have this specific query I am addressing this here so that it benefits many others also. One of the main reasons of plant deaths and plants unable to flower is sunlight in right amounts.
From cold climates to snow falling countries and back home here in our hot humid climate we need to be very careful with the amount of sunlight our plants receive.
For all those who have grown flowering plants will definitely share that they need loads of sunlight for many hours of the day to give out blooms. I have seen roses die of frost and fungus in shaded areas and chameli, champa , mogra flowering plants never giving out any blooms due to less sunlight.

Another aspect of direct sunlight is that it kill pest and many diseases that plants may be prone to as the hot sun burns out disease producing pores and insects do not affect such plants under full sunlight. Then ther…

Modern Contemporary Garden Furniture Cane Furniture Wrought Iron Stone Seats and Modern Acrylic Crystal Garden Furniture

Garden furniture has so much variety that we get confused as to which would be  best for our garden. moved from the traditional wood, stone and cane to acrylic crystal furniture. With modern sleek designs and patterns garden furniture no longer consists of seats and chairs but has added a lot to the the list of garden furniture. From rock to bamboo  and pebbles designer seats to gemstone studded seating arrangement furniture has swinging rocking chairs and also recliners mad e of cane to bring in comfort as well as style to your garden decor.

Contemporary designs in cane furniture has also changed the look of boring garden furniture that had a centre table and  chairs. The trend in garden furniture is moving from traditional to more and more designer and unique garden furniture as well as comfort at highest level spreading from home decor to garden decor.

Meanwhile the garden has a bit more casualties and deaths this time, very very sad ,we lost the oldest two beautiful rose bushes ..…

Salvia Flowering Shrub caring Tips Salvia Flower Photos from our Reader Dr Vivek, Thank you from Garden Care Simplified

Two Exotic flowering plant shrubs, Salvia Flower Photos from our Reader Dr Vivek, Thank you from Garden Care Simplified!
These lovely exotic blooming plants, Salvia, are available in many varieties, very tiny and delicate plants, as I have not had much luck in maintaining them. They represent strong symbolism of love and friendship and growing thenm in the south west sector of your garden will attract harmony and  good relationships.  Lovely exotic flowers Salvia, some  caring tips.
1) Need well draining soil, cloggy soil kills the plant.
2) Does not tolerate direct strong sunlight, leaves drop and turn yellow . Choose a sunny location but not full day.
3) Even after watering the plant may not look healthy unless the soil is nutritious and well fertilized.Requires cowdung.
4) When after flowering be careful while trimming,a s you may cut off the stem that is growing new shoots of leaves.
5) I think the plant needs to be watered twice a day for maintaining.As my plants would shrivel wi…

Cyprus vine, Ganesh Bel Cardinal Climber Trumpet Shaped Red Flowering plant Important Tips to Maintain Cardinal Climber for years

After Diwali , Hindu New Year, and Muharram the Muslim New Year and loads of celebrations going on people have sure decorated their homes with lovely colorful marigolds and yellow ones. Then we also see a lot of colorful fresh flowers decorated at entrances as well as in vases to welcome good energy and prosperity. Rangolis of flowers are made with fresh flowers to welcome happiness and wealth.
 While our pet love bird who passed away, bird Boku lies peacefully in the Allamanda plant container it is some respite to see that the plant has given out lovely blooms and looks happy, just a small indication that she decided to stay with us! Always remembered with fond memories! and another very sad loss of the little baby finch bird that stayed with us for two and a half months, , sadly suddenly passed away due to the temperatures drop,  cold wave and chilly winds during the  'Nilofer storm'.

Even though they all live indoors and protected from direct winds, ....26th October 2014