Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Yummy Fresh Strawberry and Cream! Mahabaleshwar Strawberry Farms Natural Products Monkeys and Horses Jamun Karvanda and Strawberry plants

Black Plum, Indian Black Berry, Jamun, Java Plum, Jambool, has great medicinal properties.
Yummy Strawberry with Fresh Cream 
 An evergreen tropical tree, you will see loads and loads of Jamun trees all over Mahabaleshwar. A beautiful hill station surrounded by Awesumness all the way! Cool temperatures and fresh air always all year round with horses and monkeys for company, a great welcoming break! The fruits drop by on roads and hardly anyone gives a second glance! 
Jamun Trees in Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Awesum fruits,sweet, and couldn't help but collect the seeds to grow here!

Carrisa spinarium Conkerberry Bush Plum Karvanda 
 Karonda, karvanda, Carrisa spinarium Conkerberry Bush Plum, sweetest!  Karvanda seeds too have made way to my little space, lets see how I can grow these in containers. 

Seeds of Carrisa spinarium Conkerberry Bush Plum Karvanda
With loads of excitement , seeds always bring so much hope and happiness! I really wish I had some land! Must visit in Mahabaleshwar is the fruits farms and Malas and Mapro Companies. Here we get to taste their Awesum drinks and squashes, for free! And well of course loaded with bottles of syrups, squashes and some great rare fruit drinks like Kiwi, litchi , Saffron (orange colored with silver foil) and Black currant!



Unique Blooms at Mapro garden Mahabaleshwar

Lotus Pond Mapro garden Mahabaleshwar

Flowering Magic Mahabaleshwar

Some Fun Time Mapro Fruit Cart at Mapro Garden Mahabaleshwar

Growing strawberry farming Mahabaleshwar

Creative Strawberry farming


Strawberry fruit on plant close up 
Hangin fruits of strawberry in farms Mahabaleshwar

Green Strawberry fruit on plant

Drip Irrigation system strawberry farms Mahabaleshwar

White Flowers of strawberry plants

Growing Strawberries farming Mahabaleshwar
A hybrid species of  the genus Fragaria, strawberries are grown for their tasty fruits. power packed with nutrients, rich in anti oxidants, Aroma, juicy red, textures, and the best treat , mouthwatering one, is fresh strawberry with cream and ice cream!
Rizwana Mundewadi At the Strawberry farms Mahabaleshwar

Strawberry Farms Mahabaleshwar


Horse Dung Great fertiliser
Magical Touch for an Artist making Horse Paintings

There is absolutely no excuse to complain about heat here, at Mahabaleshwar! Cool temperatures all day and nights much cooler!Plateau, hilly regions, mountains, rare birds, horses will sure take your heart away, well groomed ,each one a beauty! Was also important for an artist, to touch feel observe, see, the horses, their gait, their eyes, their skin, their tail, its a beautiful feeling to touch these majestic animals. I just wish they could be free in the mountains galloping happily and not among traffic signals and blaring lights and honking horns! A ride does make you feel on top of the world!
Beware of the monkeys, have clicked so many photographs, families, babies, males and females, this being the Feng Shui Monkey year it was great to see these Awesum hopping Happy Families!
Coming to strawberries, these are cultivated in farms and fresh fruit collected and made into jams, syrups, punches, squashes and delicacies. Commercial production of the fruit is seen here in large quantities Mahabaleshwar as the climate is ideal for the fruits.
Strawberries are grown from plants or seeds. the process of collection of seeds is quite tricky as seeds are embedded in the flesh of the fruit. freezing the fruit hard and then remodeling seeds from the skin carefully helps. So will give this a try! and of course we have our jamun tree growing happily since few years, tried hand at growing oranges , chickoos, melons, and cherries in container, now Karvanda !
Visited this place many times but still holds the same charm and magic! Mahabaleshwar! a great weekend getaway!
All the Best from Rizwana!
Read on-
Passion fruitJackfruits Tips for cutting
How to Grow Good Orange Plant in Container,
Feng Shui Orange tree painting


Monday, May 2, 2016

Brahma Kamal photo shared by Sangeeta Praharaj and EEEEEK some Rat babies in my Garden! Excitement in Terrace Garden

Sangeeta Praharaj! Thank you very much for sharing your happiness with me and all my precious readers of Garden Care Simplified! 
" Hi Rizwana, I chanced upon your Garden Care Simplified while surfing about the rare plant. I planted this rare one 2yrs back and it has grown like long tentacles. I felt so blessed when on 24th April this year one flower bloomed and another the  very next day. The fragrance was very soothing too. I use tea leaves after straining the tea for the plant and water regularly. Sending the pics.
Brahma Kamal photo shared by Sangeeta Praharaj


Brahma Kamal photo shared by Sangeeta Praharaj

Brahma Kamal photo shared by Sangeeta Praharaj

 I reside in Bhubaneswar Odisha where the climate is full of moisture except for winter which lasts for 2 months. November and December. "
Thanks a lot for this helpful ti[s, I am still trying, while this time loads of feedings of Cowdung and many , Oh so many blessings form my readers, am hoping this rainy season, some miracle happens!
Some  experienced gardeners have also said that  Brahma Kamal plant loves rains and full moons, so my fingers crossed!
Rat babies in one container
 Meanwhile there is always excitement pulsating in my little space, now we have rat babies! so finally the obsession of collecting and growing so many plants, in this little space, time for garden redesigning! Some pots had to go, they were full of roots and its sad plants growth is restricted,  limited. I really wish I had a small piece of land, plants would be so so happy to grow in soil, on ground.( Now I have to trim them to control their growth. But they love me so much, enjoying the vibrant vermillion red amaryllis blooms from a few bulbs this summers.)   But there is a fear of snakes and rats, both EEEEEEK!  I don't like! neighbors do hear fearful shrieks at times, rats , lizards, large snails, bats, monkeys, honey bees and God know what what more in this little space I experience!
Transferring Spider Lily Bulbs

Good Luck Bamboo Plants Transplanting

Terrace Garden Redesigning 
Rats love rhizomes, tubers, bulbs and even leaves are plucked to make their house to lay babies. Had to part with the pot as the soil must have been infected by the babies rat urine.
Rhizome Tuber of Son Takka plant eaten chewed by rats!


Magical Sky Captured from my little space under the sun

Magical Sky Captured from my little space under the sun
 Sunsets and sunrises always fascinated me, so also the night sky, watching  the beauty of stars, planets, and the best part is until I tell you it is a sunrise or a sunset photograph you will never know, we all view photographs according to our beliefs and thoughts. I am Awestruck by the beauty of the magical sky, no two moments are the same! God the Great Artist! Sharing a few heart touching thoughts on Sunsets and Sunrises from Google. ----
There's a sunrise and a sunset every
single day, and they're absolutely free.
Don't miss so many of them.
Jo Walton"
Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn. -- Ralph
Waldo Emerson
Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all
the great things the sun gives us! -- Mehmet Murat Ildan
Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just
because they are beautiful but because they are
fleeting. -- Richard Paul Evans
Never waste any amount of time doing anything important
when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting
under. -- C. Joybell C.
It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not
dream. -- Bern Williams
To watch a sunset is to connect with the Divine. -- Gina
De Gorna
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we
were looking through the gates of Heaven. -- John
Lubbock-----
Magical Sky Captured from my little space under the sun
.I am blessed with a home where I can see Sunrise on one side and Sun set on other, both Awesum Moments!
.. there is nothing like
watching a beautiful sunrise... to remind us that we are
lucky to be alive ...right here, right now. Taking the time
to gaze at the horizon while you watch the sun break
through the morning sky is truly magnificent. It is a
reminder of new beginnings and new opportunities. The first break of light! Rizwana Mundewadi Wishing you All the Best from my little space under the sun!


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