Having spent so many years toiling, not really toiling but enjoying the hard work and effort put up in gardening it sure is important that you and your family take some time out and enjoy the fruits of your labour. If you are working and the rest of family also very busy you will not get to enjoy the beauty of your garden. Take some time aside on week ends or maybe early mornings and nights after dinner, sit and relax, feel the fresh air and take a look at the vast sky, you will feel magic in the air. Especially during hot summers the nights are cooler and a clear star lit sky is one of the wonders and this makes you feel connected with the universe.Plant some fragrant flowering plants in your garden and enjoy the cool fragrant breeze in the hot summers especially the tube roses and chameli and mogra flowers.
My personal favourite star comes up and I think this is the evening star. The evening star and the planet cereus, closest to earth, I believe can be seen clearly with the naked eye. Sitting under the sky I have been lucky to watch falling star, believe me it is magical fantasy or real but the whole experience is out of this world! wonder if it is true that your wish gets fulfilled by watching a falling star, must remember the next time I view another star falling from the sky.
For having the night view your terrace garden you must have a good and comfortable seating arrangement. Have a few chairs of wroght iron that is tough or cane or even an rocking chair if you like it, personally I do not like rocking chairs or swings. You can also have a patio made of stone that requries minimum maintenance. Set up a small coffee table for tea or small snack times away from the plants. You do not want the ants coming up and joining you for your meal, though I feel very happy when you are eating and the birds come along for joining as guests from heaven.
|Parakeet playing on Climber Plant|
You can have dinners in the cool night on open terrace garden and the same food will look more attarctive and appealing. Have adequate lighting arrangements if you plan to have outdoor dinners as with the plants and flowers come the insects and flies with no leaving behind the famous mosquitoes! Keep your garden neat and trimmed well and an important rule for terrace gardening is to keep all plants away from your terrace door.
|Magical - Painting by Rizwana Mundewadi|
The sky is magical and it also leads to some inspiration , me being an artist it has always given me more than I can paint!
You will find that a open terrace garden caters to all your senses and is always inviting and appealing. The garden has becomes a highlight of the house and every guest is attracted to take the breathtaking view. Though it looks like fantasy it sure requires hard work and perseverance to maintain your terrace garden at its best.
The nights from the open terrace garden have another very important guests and that is the flights that take off or are landing and sometimes due to delayed signal going in circles in the sky, helicopters and private jets are also seen sharing the beauty of nature with the birds that rule the sky. The king fisher airlines have beautiful air planes that are visible even from far off the sky. You also see traffic in the sky and sometimes two planes merging together, they are at different heights, but look as if intersecting each other, and you skip a heart beat.
The beauty and silence of nature is most alluring and the nights in quiet sure leave you relaxed for the night and the fresh new day with sunrise and a few moments of quiet in your terrace garden leave you with energy and enthusiasm to face your day!