My Little Garden

The word Garden brings back memories of home. Of my Mom diligently watering the potted plants and my Dad painting the clay pots red. Of rose grafting 'taken' from friends, relatives and random parks and white lilies growing in metal ammunition boxes. Since Dad served in Armed Forces, the ammunition boxes served the purpose of pots in my home, while huge wooden boxes were turned into tables and beds. 

To me Garden is synonymous with settling down. Like how a root attaches itself to the soil and then gradually grows. So when I saw a pair of yellow roses blooming in the front-yard, along with Gerbera and Camellias, I had this sudden realization of being settled, of being stationery. I guess you will understand the gravity of my feeling more when I tell you that I have changed 8 homes in the last 10 years.



Let me take you on a stroll today - along my little garden :)

Till last week little orange insects were having a feast on the leaves of my beautiful plants. I went to Bunnings over the weekend and got some insecticide and fertilizers. The insects are all gone now but as the temperature is dropping to 2 degrees, I am worried if my Tomato seedlings will survive the cold. The chilies have been re-potted, ready to be fertilised. Seems like I won't be harvesting any vegetables until Spring.

I am trying to propagate Succulents. I had taken a Rosetta cutting from a garden and planted it in a well draining soil. I was so happy to see the roots develop after waiting for more than 3 weeks {that tub like pot in the front}



This is my favorite plant, but I don't know what it's called.


Cycads are now placed near sun facing window :)

So do you own any indoor plants?

32 comments:

  1. Wow! Miss Green Thumb, I am super-impressed with your feats! It was lovely reading about your childhood memories of gardening. Yeah, I get what you are saying when you see the flowers blooming in your li'l space...it's like coming home finally! I do have quite a few plants at home but I confess I am not very good with them. Loved your cacti and succulents!

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    1. thank you so much. this is my first time trying to grow plants. I hope they live through the winter :)

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  2. Lovely garden Raj and I can see the pride and happiness with which you have displayed your little potted beauties! I love my little balcony garden too and know how much it means to you to have those lovely flowers, the succulents and the cactii as well as that lovely nameless beauty light up your home. You are settling down finally, it seems!

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    1. thank you so much Esha. Yes, it sure feels like settling in.

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  3. Garden is synonymous with settling down. I like that statement because when I think about it I feel it is so true. I am not good at keeping plants though.....:(

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  4. 8 homes in 10 years?! Wow. I get your feeling of settlement. We did not start a garden in our temporary home since we were planning to shift soon, but ended up staying longer and we do have a garden by now. Lovely plants you have, it's a joy to watch them grow isn't it? :)

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  5. The plants in the second last picture are just too beautiful! Blogging, Yoga, art, and now gardening. So many talents and hobbies that you are practising so perfectly! Fabulous:D

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    1. Yeah it looks lovely :D thank you so much :D

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  6. Wow such a nice collection you have. I am going to do a garden post this week too!
    Regards
    Tina

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  7. Wow my lady; cute little garden. I for one have no patience. So no gardens here :-/

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  8. Lovely little garden and I love succulents. I have four of them and they give me so much joy. Even I got this hobby from my Mum. While Papa is still lazy, Mum takes a lot of care of her plants. Both my brother and I have got the green thumb from her :)

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    1. that's brilliant. Growing plants bring so much joy ... I want to increase my succulent collection, have to convince the husband someway :P

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  9. Love your succulent plants. I dont have a green thumb. Despite my best efforts, somehow my plants in the balcony do not thrive! :|

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    1. Few of my plants died too due to cold. I hope the rest survive this winter.

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  10. We share the same joy of plants. I have close to fifty of them and consider them as my children much to my kids' amusement! Lovely post!

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    1. wow that's brilliant :D it must be so amazing to see them everyday :D

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  11. We share the same joy of plants. I have close to fifty of them and consider them as my children much to my kids' amusement! Lovely post!

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  12. Love your plants. The Winter has been quite mild this year and my Camellias have already started blooming.

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    1. My camellias are not even affected by winter but the young seedlings are becoming yellow. I have moved all.of them indoors

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  13. Thou I love to see a fully flourished Garden, it's always my Mom's dept.

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    1. My mom can't even believe that I can maintain a garden :P

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  14. I am almost 100% sure your "mystery plants" are an ornamental kale or cabbage, Brassica oleracea. I love your perseverance in gardening under the harsh conditions of constant moving. I was a military spouse for four years and only had to move twice - I applaud you.

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    1. oh cool. That's what my sister thought so too. Thank you Alana :D

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  15. Your succulents looks great and so are your planters. I always suck at the succulents and mine die in no time. So far only the Jade plant is able to survive.

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    1. I am trying to grow and propagate them... hope they live :D thank you

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