Showing posts from March, 2012

Fleshy Climber Plant and feng shui

This fleshy climber is easy to grow and grow sin hardy and dry soil. the plant requires no special care and can grow even in toughest weather conditions. One of the prominent parts to see in this plant is that it is very heavy for a climber but still carries its weight by clinging t any support. grows near big trees or with support of a wall. You can guide this climber on a trellis as the aerial roots need to cling to climb or even ties strong strings or ropes for the plant to grow upwards..
This climber is considered very auspicious in feng shui as it grows upward and has stored energy in it. since the climber does not require much care to grow it is a storage of latent energy which is considered good in feng shui. It is mentioned in feng shui to avoid growing creepers and climbers that fall and grow in down ward direction as this will create a strong pulling force for everyone living in the home. Hence we try to avoid growing climbers and  creepers as they tend to ahve some part low…

Lemon Grass - Green Tea Leaves Plant

Lemon grass considered one of the most fragrant plants for making herbal tea and especially in the chilly winters and rainy season the benefits that green tea leaves along with ginger give are immense.

 Since childhood we have been familiarized with green tea leaves and almost all houses had this grass planted. the grass is similar to any wild grass and it is very difficult to recognize any difference from far away. The fragrance though is a very prominent one and once you rub the leaves you can immediately recognize the distinct fragrance of lemon grass.
plant Though not one of my favorites the tea is proved to have immense health benefits and hence many people plant the lemon grass in their homes to get a daily dose of good health. The plant is very easy and does not require much care for growing. The lemon grass plant needs a partially sunlight as the leaves will burn with direct sunlight for the whole day.
The lemon grass grows like wild and may need trimming to contain it in its pot…

Blooming Orange Amaryllis Tips for flowering

Bring Feng shui energy to your garden with blooming flowering bulbs. There are many colours in Amaryllis flowers and our favorite is red and with its majestic blooms that command attention from far away the orange Amaryllis also seems to be blooming with beautiful orange flowers. The plant bulb is very easy to grow and Amaryllis are available in many colours. Though red seems to be the strongest colour there is orange, pink, peach, white, liliac and yellow that I know of.
 The bulb takes years to bloom and once matured the bulb can give blooms every year. Summers are very hot but the blooms command attention with their colourful attractive display. Bulbs are very easy growing and do not require much care.
The Amaryllis flowering tips- Bulbs must be dry and kept for some time dipped in small container of water when you purchase them from a nursery. Now plant the bulbs in a small pot, that which will just cover the bulb and give it some space from sides. this will give you beautiful bloo…

The Chinese Rose Flower Plant- Tips for Good Flowers on Chinese Rose

The Chinese Rose as this plant is frequently termed as is a flowering plant and can be grown very easily in pots and containers. Best seen growing in hanging baskets this is a fast growing flowering plant that is at its best in summers. In the scorching heat when most plants and flowers shrivel this Chinese rose flowers are at its best. The term maybe because the Chinese rose flowers are similar to rose flowers but are smaller in size. They are available in many attractive colours and the best variety and the strongest ( by experience of growing many colours) is the magenta or rani pink variety. This Chinese rose plants are planted in planters and can be seen everywhere from restaurants to houses as grown in big containers to small hanging pots.  The Chinese rose flowers will open their bud when they get sunlight and will close in early evenings. The life of a Chinese rose flower is very less and though the flower shows for few hours it is very colorful and attractive and chosen by many…

The Orange Fruits on Plant in Container

Oranges have been a favorite fruit for many due to its beautiful orange colour and the citrus fragrance. The orange fruit can be used in total as for juice and the cover skin , orange peel is used as flavorings for cakes and pastries.

With the onset of summer begins the season for oranges and our orange plant growing in container has also given out many white citrus smelling flowers. These flowers fall off their petals leaving behind a small center of green bud like fruit. This orange fruits grows in size and looks almost like a green lemon.

 Sitting near the orange plant in the evenings is a bliss as the citrus smell is everywhere. Scientifically it is proved that orange flowers are very good for migraines and anxiety as well as depression patients. The fragrance is truly of some citrus origin and it really uplifts your mood. A dose of citrus perfume in your own house, the freshness of the orange fruit and the hope of new juicy fruits all is enough motivation to grow the orange plant.…

The Flowering of Fragrant Anant plant

The white fragrant flower Anant has flowered to its ultimate beauty. the flowers have a distinct heavenly fragrance which can be sensed ever from far away. as the evening breeze brushes against the Anant plant the flowers spread the fragrance far away.
Gardenia is also a name it is known, in India this plant is called as Ghanda raj, ghanda-fragrance and raj- king, the king of fragrances.
The Anant plant was a common fragrant plant a few years back but now it has become extinct and rare. The Anant plant looks almost similar to the custard apple plant and the leaves are similar in shape and size. the plant has to be trimmed regularly if you need to maintain the Anant plant in shape of a bush. the Anant will grow into a full fledged tree and you will know if an Anant is growing in your vicinity due to their heavenly fragrance which travels for quite a distance especially during warm summer days and cool evenings.
The flower like the Rajni Gandha and the Mogra will be at its best from eve…

The Flowering of Chickoo Plant

The Chickoo plant has given flowers for the second time now after planting the chickoo plant for a year. At first thought the flower buds looked like tiny chickoo fruits and I thought that they are fruits coming up. The flowers had a brown covering on the bud and as they opened the white beautiful flowers were visible. It looked almost like the commonly known Brahma Kamal here, saussaurea obvallata,  flower except that these flowers were small in size.

The flowers are making way for new green leaves and the plant is in full swing of growth. And here is excitement of the fruits coming some time.
Care of Chickoo Plant in Container- The chickoo plant has been planted in a big container for the plant to grow into a full fledged tree. The plant requires tough and hardy soil that can hold the heavy plant together. Fertilizer will be required every six months to see the fruiting for fruit plants grown in containers. Watering is required on daily basis for the fruiting season as the plant req…