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Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gardening. Show all posts

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Hello 2016!

Namaste friends. I hope 2016 has begun in a wonderful way for you. Time seems to be flying and I cannot believe we are already on to the sixth day of the new year!

I am going to open Blog 2016 on a beautiful note, or maybe I should say floral note :)
On Sunday hubby and I visited the Ahmedabad Flower Show which is an annual event. In spite of the fact that we have been in this city for five years this is the first time we went to the flower show. It was a wonderful experience and we are going to make it a point to attend it in future.

Please note this post is heavily laden with photos and may take a while to open. On the bright side, I let the pictures do the talking which means very little jibber jabber from me...haha. (Okay, okay...I heard that sigh of relief.)

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

 flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show Beetle car

The highlight of the show - a Beetle decorated with exotic orchids, carnations and chrysanthemums.

Ahmedabad flower show

The Beetle turned out to be the favourite of the kids participating in an on the spot painting competition :)

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Pots and vases for sale.

Ahmedabad flower show

Succulents and cactii.

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show black petunia

Black Petunia - now that seems to be rare. First time for me.

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show Red chillies

Red chilli plants for sale.
Ahmedabad flower show

Bonsai and miniature gardens.

Ahmedabad flower show bonsai

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show

Ahmedabad flower show bonsai

Ahmedabad flower show miniature garden

I hope you enjoyed these pictures. Hoping to be back soon with some crochet goodies. Until then...Bye and keep crafting.  :)




Saturday, 13 April 2013

WIP reaches completion

Hello friends!

Yes, a WIP has achieved completion. But sadly it is not one of my WIPs.....hehe.
Remember I showed you this......


Well, now it has become this......





This pic was taken in the first week of April. The two squabs (that is what a young pigeon is called) have now grown quite big but the surrounding area has now become too dirty to click photos   :(

I got a lot of "I told you so" glances from hubby as I had insisted on letting the pigeons lay their eggs in my potted plant. Not only has the pot become extremely dirty but watering my plant has also become difficult as I am afraid I will drown the poor things. I am hoping they will learn to fly soon before my plant totally dries up and dies!!

Also as Aishwarya rightly pointed out they are a health hazard, my balcony is now kept permanently closed. Thankfully the squabs are not noisy and that is a relief.

See you soon, hopefully with one of my WIPs reaching completion.  :)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

How does your garden grow.....

This question is not for Mary who is quite contrary, but for my brother S, who is  passionate about his gardening hobby. He has a variety of plants in his garden, like ferns, gladioli, petunias, zinnias, hibiscus, Song of India, chlorophytum, coleus, herbs like coriander and curry leaves, and vegetables like chilly and spinach.

His current obsession is the Adenium and already he has some 20 pots of adeniums.





Have a look at his very first gorgeous gladioli blooms.






Some more of his wonderful flowers,



Petunias

Marigold




Cute little critters guarding the blooms!




Birds of feather...snack together!



 The result of all this vigorous gardening is that now he has run out of "floor space". To cut a long story short, I decided to try my hand at Macramé (after a gap of 20 years) and make some hanging plant holders so that he can have a mid-air garden.

I wanted a simple and quick pattern. Ta-da, this is the result.


I love these leopard print beads, don't you?


See you later. Please feed my fish at the bottom of this page, thank you.

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