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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rare Flowering of Agave Plant White Flowering Stem on Agave Plant

Rare plants, agave plants though seen in many landscape designs and usually found in rock gardens have very beautiful flowers. There are many types of agaves found, each variety have different shaped unique flower.
Agave Plant spiky leaves

Flowering Stem on Agave Plant

Angelic White Flowers on rare flowering of Agave Plant
Agave plants grown for their different look are usually used as  corner  or centre plants where  there is less traffic, not many people walk close to the plant. As I had parted with many types of agave plants few years back due to the thorn spiky leaves, very sharp and dangerous, nevertheless the plant has beautiful flowering stem this season and it is definitely unique and rare.
It is believed that the agaves normally flower after many years and it  is a are sight to see one flower. Agave plants have thorny spiky leaves and usually landscape designers  plant these in rock gardens as  they do not require much care and watering.
Agave plants,  have a variety of leaves, in many shades of green , usually greyish green colored leaves. Some small plants have spiky leaves and the larger ones grow huge leaves all growing as in central arrangement, that is the plant grows from centre and leaves keep spreading in central growth.
The most important agave plant care is about the trimming and handling part. The leaves are absolutely quite sharp and pointed and when pricked accidentally may lead to infection and mild swelling.
In case of any pricking while handling or trimming do clean immediately with soap and water and apply antiseptic cream to avoid infections. Another part which needs a   thought is the agaves need to be planted in such areas where you do not accidentally brush up near the leaves as they will tear your clothes sharp, and you may also get a scratch, and  hurt.
One of the reasons why this is not a good feng shui plant is that the plant with its sharp leaves emits strong dangerous negative energy, shar, poison arrows in all directions for the viewer and is dangerous to view from close. Nevertheless the beauty  of agave flowers  is enchanting especially to view the rare flowering.
Planting tips for agave plants - With pets and children around prefer to avoid these plants and they are best grown in very big gardens as back garden plants in a rocky garden landscape design as the huge rocks blend well and also cover the foliage of the sharp leaves of this plant.
Other varieties of agaves have elongated leaves with spiky thorny edges of light green, dark green and shaded colored leaves. Usually flowering comes after many years, and may depend upon the growth age of the plant
Beautiful Erect While Flowering Stem on Agave
This agave plant has grown quite well with its older leaves at lower level drying off as the plant increases in size taller and brings in new leaves  from the centre. As this is grown in centre of the pool it is quite protected from children and pets. The agave plant has taken care of itself only for the watering and produced a beautiful stem of white flowers this rainy season. The  erect stem coming from within the plant just like any lily plant flowering stem has a bunch of flowers and it is fully loaded with pure angelic white  flowers.
The flower buds appear on the stem looking almost similar to rajni gandha plant tube roses  stem and open in similar fashion, except there is nothing to beat the fragrance of tube roses rajni gandha flowers!.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Triangular Square Sun Sail Shade Patio Cover for Pools and Ponds in Garden

Sun shades for pools is another very important part of your landscaped garden with swimming pools. Covering the garden for shade, for playing areas, swimming pools and ponds, or just a place to sit under the sun without getting the scorching harmful UV rays, a cool blue shade or a cool triangular shape of shade adds up to the  style quotient of your garden.
Swimming pools are always covered with dried leaves, flying dust, grass, and dried leaves. Maintenance becomes quite difficult and regular cleaning is also very tedious. Covering your pools with a cool shaped not only helps to keep the pool clean but also protects you form harmful UV rays while enjoying a swim. Children can play for hours in the pool without the fear of getting sun burnt.
While selecting a shade the material needs to be UV rays sun proof and water proof. Select materials for shade that allow the fresh breeze to blow, and air circulate even with protecting you and your family from the scorching heat.
Buying  shades for pools online one must take care to select the right size and material that allows  air to breathe and also  covers the swimming pool or the seating arrangement on your lawn. While buying shades fitting must be secure for the safety of your family. Select the right size and the  right quality  to avoid unnecessary expenses on replacements soon.
fishes larvae in swimming pool without shade
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Garden Gazebo Replacement Canopy Top Red For People staying in US and Canada

Garden Gazebos, open terraces can be best enjoyed when there is a cozy place to  sit and enjoy even during hot summers and pouring rain. Garden Gazebos are available in many colors and materials. While   I had planned to buy one just before rains to enjoy the downpour right from under the sky on our terrace garden, as the garden just becomes impossible to enter during heavy down pours.
Selection of a good quality garden gazebo material is very important, as we need regular replacement of gazebo material in a few years. While I chanced up on a website, they have great offers on garden gazebo and many other wonderful and stylish garden furniture and products, this is only available in the USA and Canada. So people staying in US and Canada can avail of great offers on garden equipment, knick knacks and furniture at great discounts. Waterproof material and sturdy to bear the heat and rain along with strong winds is what is needed for any gazebo material.
UV harmful rays are another factor which needs consideration while we sit to enjoy our cup of coffee in the early afternoons, to protect us from the harmful rays. While it is good to have a gazebo in your garden it is important to have strong fitting to take care of the winds. We do not want the material flying to pieces shredded with strong winds and continuous rains and exposure to direct sunlight for hours.
Under the sky

Clear sky

cloudy sky
It is better to select a water proof sturdy materiel for the garden gazebo. The metal frames must be rust proof and sturdy. Select a material that is thick and heavy to drape well as a top cover to the metal frame for your garden gazebo and it is always better to buy a gazebo material a bit bigger in size than your original gazebo frame, the get good shade and stylish looking gazebo in your garden.
Select fancy gazebo material that has stylish edges to give your garden a stylish and unique look. With zips and mosquito nets this is just all in one. While I love this stylish gazebo remember before selecting to buy any product online shopping that the price offering is only for the material and not for the metal frame , and always get the correct sized gazebo top  or a bit larger than your original garden gazebo frame. A smaller one will be of no use!
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Color Changing Green Pink Leaves Magical Abelia Mardi Grass

Abelia Mardi grass Light Green Leaves
 Color changing leaves plant, magical, almost. Abelia Mardi Grass I think is the name of this ornamental plant that changes color of its leaves on exposure to sunlight. There are a variety of plants that have pink foliage and change color on exposure to the amount of sunlight.
Color Changing Leaves Plant Abelia Mardi grass
 The pink color gradually develops from the original lime green leaves and looks coppery tinted pink.
Magical color changing plant
 The original plant is of a shade of lime green with spots, speckled of dark green. The plant itself looks quite beautiful with its bright foliage and when the leaves change color it is quite a beauty among the garden greens. So if you are finding it difficult to have flowering plants , with all the care this is the easiest growing plant with the lovely pink colored leaves.
Spotted Leaves of ornamental plant
 Care of Abelia mardi grass , pink colored leaves ornamental plant- Watering needs to be regular but not over watering and the plant grows well in a well draining soil. The plant when over watered drowns and dies off . There is also one more thing to remember , avoid planting this with other plants that are prone to pest attacks or bugs and bees, the caterpillars love this. 
leaves color changing to pink  ornamental plant
 This is a beautiful plant to add color to your garden as in from of borders or centre arrangement in landscapes. As with the coppery pink and green leaves this ornamental plant fulfills the gap to add flowering plants to color your garden.
With the Chinese  Evergreen of lime green fresh color, coppery leaves plant, purple heart, this is another one adding to the foliage color. these plants are better to keep color in the garden all year round as  flowering plants only give seasonal color to our garden.
Beautiful pink leaves ornamental plant
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Red Champa Frangipani Flowering Plant Care and Tips Refreshing Nature Trails

Champa flowers are used in rituals and religious way in temple offerings to God. The champa flowers also have been famous as the girl in Hawaii adorned with a garland of frangipani or an hair piece decorated on the head. Hawaii is best connected with frangipani flowers garlands and hair decorations.Red champa flowers just as fragrant as yellow white champa and of utmost religious sanctity among Hindu religion and many other religions the Champa frangipani has always been considered an important plant to have in ones garden. Not only do the red blooms look great among the dark bright green foliage but they also smell great.
Close up of red champa frangipani flower
 Beautiful red flowers and a shade of off white cream centre, just like strawberry vanilla duet ice cream this flower looks very beautiful and also has strong fragrance that can be experienced from far away.
red champa flowers

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 Frangipani Champa plants have a lot of religious sanctity among many religions especially Hindus. It is believed that the champa plant due to its heavenly fragrance attracts snakes. Hence many people avoid growing this plant in the house garden.
Some also have this rural spiritual belief that this plant is inhabited  by nature spirits and fairies and hence young girls and married women must not sit or go near this champa plants.
The champa plant is always considered sacred and pooja is done  for blessings from mother nature. I love the champa plant  for its beautiful colors  my favorite is the yellow white champa flower as we had a  tree below our home  and childhood fantasies and memories are never forgotten, its fragrance  is more intense, heavenly, the dream of owning one led me to plant two plants of champa in our terrace garden.Usually most of the times they are loaded with healthy blooms.

 Usually champa trees grow huge and spread out with many branches and as we have two plants growing in containers they have given lots of healthy blooms in a few branches.
Caught this Champa tree in a private garden full in beauty of red.
close up of red champa plant buds
Champa plant gives out stems full of tiny buds that give many flowers together the bunch looks like a bouquet of flowers.
leaves of champa frangipani plant

overflowing dam water tourist attraction
 Visiting an overflowing dam and enjoying the natural shower in the rains is great for your body and soul.Natural habitat for ducks and rabbits who loved to play underground  digging as a past time and the white ducks gracefully enjoying near the pond, almost similar to nature. Ducks and ponds look very good as central piece in any garden  and making a natural habitat  for birds and animals is the closest now you can get to nature. Farmhouses with cute ducks in the pond adds up to the feng shui energy of your villa  home. Villas and row houses having natural surroundings takes you closest to nature only the rabbits love too dig and you see plenty of burrows in the ground, as also if you have  a vegetable garden they love to feast on carrots and fresh growth leaves, a private fence is essential when you have animals and birds in garden.
rabbits and ducks in garden

cute soft rabbits bunnies

huge red champa frangipani flowering plant

gushing water flowing

feeding rabbits

resting duck

big mushroom in garden

rabbits in cage

graceful beautiful white duck

white duck
Growing champa plant in container tips- select a bigger pot  , the champa frangipani plant is actually a tree and roots need space. Each stem branch produces blooms so it  also needs space on side of containers in garden.
The champa plant looks best when placed above eye level as the plant spreads many branches from a single potted branch.
huge tree path in jungle
 Nature trails are necessary for every gardener. It is the wild smell, the huge greens and the silence in nature speaking to you in its own language, brings out the artist inside.
water flowing tourist site
There are so many beautiful wild birds, flowers, trees with unique fruits   just can't post many pictures and as I have always mentioned photographs never do justice to the real.
Fish Tail Palm Huge Tree
Trimming the branches is necessary if you are growing this plant in a small garden but this champa can grow freely when planted in soil into a huge champa tree.
Feng shui of the garden improves a lot by fragrant flowering plants and red champa tree or plant though looks great and can take any place in your garden it is best grown in south of your garden to activate the fame and recognition area.
The stem of champa plant is mushy and has a high moisture content. requires less watering and care once the plant has rooted well. Champa can be grown from the cuttings easily.

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