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Friday, August 26, 2016

Rainy season after effects and Care in container plants Overgrown roots in container garden Ribbon grass growing tips and Flowering of Yellow Golden champa

Over grown roots in container
 Rainy season has brought so much happiness and colour in our garden, there whole space is an haven for colours and greens!While the roses are overflowing in their containers and blue pea climbers are giving out clinging stems for growing happily taller, there are other serious problems that we face every year after the rainy season. The soil goes rock hard with a thick layer and the roots are overgrown.
Our two Champa flower plants that give out beautiful white yellow shaded champa blooms have over grown to a large height, showering their happiness from above the base has become too full of roots. The top looks Awesum green with large sized leaves and thick fleshy stems but the container roots have come above the soil surface, and since rains are on the plant is looking happy but later we will have to either trim it down or replace it to a new larger home, a bigger container.
Ribbon grass 
 Ribbon grass is one ornamental grass that grows very easily and even multiplies on its own very fast. The beautiful ribbon grass with light creamish elongated leaves that have a lime green line in middle of each leaf look like a green bunch of overflowing happiness. It is very easy to make new plants from mother plant as it has set out a long stalk with tiny babies, what a beauty, each one bunch can be a new life, a new ribbon grass plant. If ribbon grass is grown in a large mouthed container it will spread on itself and fill up the whole pot, ribbon grass is also grown as borders in gardens as it is easy to fill up spaces and requires very less care.

Bright Sky in rainy season from my little space under the sun
 Enjoying the feelings of bliss under my little space! the sky with its Awesumness and vastness yet feels so close!
Huge Spider lily Bud Razarts
Spider lilly plants with white fragrant blooms look heavenly in the rains, I love the huge sized plump buds as the flowers are quiet large in size.
Beauty in my garden, Rizwana A
Clicking photos and capturing beauty is one of my favorites, capturing some happy moments from my little space, there is always some new life pulsating each morning as I enter my garden, an freshly opened bloom, some soul touching beatitude of colors and fragrances hitting right to all senses!.
Leaves eaten by pests in Rainy season
 Leaves of the fire cracker plant are eaten so also a few other plants are showing signs of new life, pests, caterpillars as the huge colourful butterfly has become a regular visitor to our little space. Saw the catterpillars, they are voracious eaters!However much I like butterflies , after gardening I do not love them so much, so these are transferred to a larger society  garden!
Caterpillar curled up from my garden
Fragrances travel far and wide, if you have a champa tree in your surroundings you will agree, Yellow Champa, Golden champa, Magnolia champaca, Champak, Flower of Joy! Citrus , fragrance calming for migraines and anxiety reducible stress. Overwhelmingly strong  for me, I love Juhi and Mogra fragrances more! The tree is supposed to be auspicious and has religious importance in Hinduism. Blooming is an auspicious sign and we are seeing lesser and lesser of such trees.
Magnolia Champaca , Yellow Champa flowering Goodluck 
new growth in Brahma Kamal plant
Meanwhile the obsession with growing Brahma Kamal plant still continues...added  new plants, new growth is seen, and will keep trying...waiting to see and experience the Awesum blooms of the auspicious Brahma Kamal!
In our Complex, Lotus Pond
The dream still remains, to make a lotus pond in my little space, meanwhile I do not leave any chance to click around any lotus ponds I visit, who knows I might get one!
Rizwana Mundewadi Wishing You Awesum Happiness from my Little space under the sun!
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Twist it like Bamboo in Rail Bandhu August 2016 and Understanding Eco Symbols for Green living Brahma Kamal New Additions to our Family!

Bamboo facts, yes, did not know much except that these Bamboo trees grow quite tall, and swaying bamboo trees are the Best Feng Shui!From the humble flute that makes beautiful music, bringing in childhood memories of the classic Hindi movies where the main instrument for music was  the Basuriwala! Dosti, and the amazing flute backgrounds! Hari Prasad Chaurasiya, What an Awesum talent with soulful music , still listen to his instrumentals!
Bamboo and its umpteen uses! Read this in Rail Bandhu on Board magazine of Indian railways!Food, yes shoots of bamboo are used in many dishes , in making natural fabrics, in furniture, paper and lot lot more! Going eco friendly and making the maximum use of natural products promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Fabric made of Bamboo!  is soft and beautiful, also used for high fashion wedding dresses, WOW!
In the world there are 1450 species of Bamboo.
Some Bamboo facts shared in Rail Bandhu by Bhaskar Mahanta!
Depending upon the climate Bamboo trees can grow up to 36 inches in just 24 hours!
Town of Bamboo- Anji County, Anji Bamboo Garden,  in China with 60,000 hectares of Bamboos!
From Gardens to construction of houses to simple creative products and contemporary decor items and food, these Bamboo Trees are a boon and many families depend solely upon this for their living!
Shared a few important words on symbols, read the symbols on eco friendly products while going green! These symbols printed on eco friendly products are a sign that no harm has been done to the environment while making this products. Do read these carefully!
What the symbols say, Rizwana Mundewadi
Old Brahma Kamal Saussurea obvallata Plants
Corner of my Terrace Garden
Juhi Jasmine flowers
Huge Caterpillar in garden eating plant leaves
That Which God said to the Rose, and caused it to laugh in full blown beauty,He said to my heart and made it a hundred times more beautiful...
The Rose's rarest essence lives in the thorns" Rumi Quotes
Its beautiful its fragrant, and so humble, they droop with their own weight but remain for many many days, with their Awesum beauty on the rose bushes, nature's finest miracles!and another beautiful view of the dropped petals on other plants ... A shower of happiness!
Fresh Rose in rain
Drooping large sized rose flowers 
New Brahma Kamal Saussurea obvallata Plant
Bleeding Hearts Vine has many Unique blooms

Great information, while travelling by Trains an On Board magazine by Indian Railways, from India's Top Publishing House,  Maxposure . Nostalgic and happy fond memories and yes I still prefer going by trains , especially our beautiful mountainous regions like Ratnagiri, Sikkim, Ooty and Himanchal Pradesh, the view is Breathtakingly Awesum!
Meanwhile with rains in my little space under the sun, the view and environment is Awesum! The obsession with growing the Brahma Kamal, Saussurea obvallata, plant still continues, the old plants are still quiet with just about little growth even after years, and many we have lost so have decided to keep them on window sill, so added a few on Friendship Day! There is actually no space remaining, but Welcome to the family!

 Meanwhile there are many half eaten leaves, especially bushy Aboli plants, Crossandra Infundibuliformis and the lilly huge rectangular leaves, and found the culprits that gorge on these, huge caterpillars, the size of this shows how big the butterfly is. Last year we had  two huge ones where I screamed, more than the size of fore finger!  and screamed !!!! with glittering shiny hair prussian blue and tips were orange dots!  No doubt the butterfly coming out is very large sized and Awesum contrasts of black, orange and white!
 Roses are the main soul of my garden, we have all year round blooms,

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Water Clogging in Pots Garden Care for Rainy Season Fragrant Colourful Blooms against grey Creative Fun with Photo Editor Mobile Apps

White Juhi Flower, Fragrant Jasmine Climber
Having Some Creative Fun with Latest Mobile Apps! this is so Awesum, the rains are lashing, heavy down pour, haven't seen the sun , since days, and what more I love rainy season, it brings out the best in me! grey skies are much cooler, the atmosphere and our garden is always refreshing and amazingly beautiful with the down pour, yes though we do lose some as it is not possible to bring all of them indoors!the smaller container ones are at a loss, but I do get a respite of a few months from the every day care of watering!  there is a riot of colors and fragrances are at the peak!Painting blooms, flowers, exotic, and beautiful flower paintings!
Yellow Day Lilly 
 Nature has its own way of saving those it wants! saying of delicate plants, the day lilly, such small bulbs, but did give out beautiful yellow flowers and also saw the miracle of nature, it was protected by the blue bells climber all the time, till it did bloom healthy and happy! So I have learned, over the years that those the universe wishes to keep , it does go out of the way to protect those!meanwhile still waiting for the Brahma kamal to bloom, everyone in my family and friends are really tired of this obsession and have convinced me so many times to forget this,but still maybe will buy a larger plant this time and again give it a try!
 Mobile apps are so wonderful, while you cant do much in the rains with your small terrace garden, here is a creative way to express our love for our precious blooms.And what more they bring out such amazing photos, even arty and ready to be hung on any wall!
Mobile app, Edited my original click of a Tree!Mesmerizing
 A riot of colours!against grey backdrop of cloudy skies, all colours look more vibrant!  Red Roses, Pink Roses, white jasmine, mogra, Allamanda, Blue Vishnukanta, Yellow Lilly, Orange Ixora, Peachy Aboli, Yellow unknown flower, pink kaner, and many more. fragrances are at top, and the roses are awe sum, drooping so they do conserve the fragrances!Quite meditative and refreshing to smell a rose early morning!

Night blooming Jasmine

Red roses in rainy season

Exotic Flowers, Love this

Blue flower, Climber Vishnukanta
 Water accumulation in pots is the one dangerous chaneg coming with heavy rains.
Container Plant  care for rainy season-
1) check the soil, well draining.
2) try to avoid growing small new plants if you have an open terrace.
3) If you have small containers hide them below larger plants, this way both are helped.
For the large containers prevents too much water accumulation and small ones are sheltered by the bigger one.
4) Delicate root , seasonal summer, and delicate plants do die off, try to change places or keep cuttings and seeds beforehand. Accept this.
5) If there is water clogging and does not drain on its own , keep a check and remove water manually from time to time from your pots.
6) Avoid trimming plants too much before rainy season, the larger cover helps protect the roots.
7) Let some weeds grow over the bulbs , they will protect it by absorbing excess water. But keep a check on this.

water accumulation in pots 
Healthy Big Sized Roses

Inspired by my Passion and Flower Clicks!This art is sold

Heavenly White double Tagar against the grey sky 

Jasmine Fragrances are Awesum some mogra care

Golden Blooms Original painting inspired by my little space under the sun!
Rainy Season is the best for many flowering plants to give out blooms, hope your little ones are blooming, do share your experiences! don't forget to connect on my Face Book Group with the same name. Garden Care Simplified!
Have a Great Day from Rizwana!
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