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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Zodiac Garden Grow Plants according to your birth signs List of plants Trujetter Mini Space saver Gardens my words in print

Zodiac Garden, your birth signs, this can be inculcated in your garden by following this list of plants that favor certain birth signs. Like we have birth gemstones and wearing or being close to these gemstones-birthstones bring happiness, harmony, peace and prosperity, so also certain birth month, birth sign, zodiac sign plants will bring in Awesum luck.
Zodiac Luck Razarts
List of zodiac garden Plants-according to your birth sign choose these plants, grow them in your zodiac garden and welcome happiness!

1) January - Carnation or Snowdrop Capricorn December 22 - January 20
2) February - Violet or Primrose, Aquarius, January 21 - February 19
3) March - Jonquil ( Daffodil ), Pisces, February 20 - March 20
4) April- Sweet Pea or Daisy, Aries, March 21 - April 20
5) May- Lily of the Valley, Taurus, April 21 - May 20
6) June- Rose, Gemini, May 21 - June 21
7) July- Larkspur or Water Lily, Cancer, June 22 - July 22
8) August- Gladiolus or Poppy, Leo, July 23 - August 23
9) September- Aster or Morning Glory, Virgo, August 24 - September 23
10) October- Calendula (Marigold), Libra, September 24 - October 23
11) November-  Chrysanthemum, Scorpio, October 24 - November 22
12) December- Narcissus, Sagittarius, November 23 - December 21

Find these, choose to buy plants that represent the energy of your birth sign and attract Great Feng Shui! In fact it may be so that you are drawn to certain flowers, flowering  plants that harmonize the energy in your life, your birth sign. You can add up as many plants you wish for as flowers always bring beauty and colour to your garden. Try to add some  of these also according to the birth signs of your family members and see the welcoming energy of health wealth and happiness.
Sharing my happiness, in the latest issue of Trujetter , inflight magazine, very important informative and great photographs, interesting read,. Trujetter March April 2017 , latest issue, my words in print. Space saver gardens, mini gardens, creative gardens, check this out!
Garden Care Simplified Space saver gardens in latest issue of Trujetter 2017



Mini Garden in Trujetter March April 2017 issue

Trujetter 2017 Garden Care Simplified




Black Golden Brahma Kamal Razarts

Allamanda Huge Flower 


Gulmohar Flowers Dried flowers seeds of Gulmohar
letting go...
 letting go...the flowers of flame of forest, Gulmohar , that was with us since past ten years...is no more...I had preserved the dried flowers...saw the seeds...time to let go...letting go makes space fro new energy...have put these to soil...best way to heal...

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Rizwana Mundewadi from my little space under the sun! Have a Great Day from Rizwana!
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Love Birds Budgie complete care food play and health Practical Guidelines with Experience over the years



Birdie on top
With my besties, over the years..Boku (blue bird..Highly intelligent one....we lost her..egg binding..) Angel, the white one (we lost her..after many years of healthy partnership with green birdie. , Goldie, we lost her.. she had multiple problems but stayed for many years...Green one, superb Birdie, he is a majestic male, Masha Allah! we have his partner Honey and of course the many parakeets that have come and stayed with us over the years free, flying in the sky . yet coming for feeds with pure true trust faith and love!

Angelina
Birdie love bird
Love birds love to feed only on seeds but this is unhealthy and makes them weak. Feeding of pellets once in two days. In case of dropping in the container replace the pellets. Check by hand if the pellets have grains or just husks even if the container looks full or your birds may go hungry! . They will try to bite when they see a new hand so try to first converse and then open the door while you are playing with them, still be careful of the bite. My birdie just pecks my fingers and never bites but the females do bite sharply!  Otherwise offer leaf and then open the door while they are busy to change water and food. Best way is to cover the budgies  with soft cloth on the folded wings and let them free for time out(remember to close all doors and windows carefully, so that they can play happily)
Angel having fun climbing
Blue Boku
Bajri seeds can also be added to pellets. do not worry of over eating, they will only eat what quantity they require.
DO NOT KEEP THE CAGE IN WINDOW UNSUPERVISED AS CROW OR OTHER BIRD WILL BITE THEM AND POKE IN THEIR CAGE.
Tap water for drinking. Replace everyday or in case of  becoming very dirty by droppings or food.
Palak, Suva, Kothmir , washed 1 or 2 leaves thrice daily. Morning 6.30 to 8.00 , afternoon 1 to 3, evening 6.30 to 7 . Can keep fresh crisp leaves in wrapper in fridge. But always wash leaves and then give, budgies love freshly wet leaves as food.
Monaco biscuit one or two daily, feed by hand near the container so that the left overs fall in to the container,  or keep in food container. No they don’t eat the whole biscuit but they love to crunch on it and play with it. So it is also a pet toy!
Bread or chapati morning or afternoon 1 inch piece.
Rice Khichdi fried rice or plain white rice offered in steel container, fresh daily once.
Try to fill the food container after sunset as they eat early morning if you don’t have time in morning for your sweet love bird budgies., While sleeping after sunset or after their eating is over put cloth over the cage. Morning after sunrise prayer by 7 remove cloth or according to the sounds they are making if alert. My birds are alert even at dawn as I get up for morning prayers and they begin chirping, and I have to scold them, one sound of their name and they be quiet!
Avoid cabbage Gobi, chillies hari mirch, cauliflower.
Can offer green peas, khari boondi or chips if they are willing to eat. They do not eat spicy food.
Whenever trying new food take care to avoid messing the cage as there is fear of red ants. Feed with your hand near the food container so that all droppings fall into this and can be cleaned without cleaning the whole cage. If dirty replace the paper inside the cage.
Bath not required daily, only when they become irritable, fighting extensively or chattering too much. Once in week or more than a week will do in rainy season.  Remove the paper, taking care to divert their attention by offering leaf,  otherwise they may bite till your love birds become familiar with your hand. A sprinkler and light slow shower of water is great for them to enjoy a fresh bath. Clean the base of the cage from outside as well as  inside. Let the cage dry and then add new paper along with washed containers of water and food.
In case of red ants or you see them scratching, feathers, itching , they become irritable, give them bath and clean the cage immediately. Please take care to keep the cage clean as they are small birds and do not know how to handle other creatures. My birdie flutters even on mosquitoes and cockroaches, so immediately even in middle of night I check up on them. Also be very careful of lizards, if you keep the cage outside. Our three tier home of budgies is placed in our home passage and always everyone says hi to them as we pass by!
Green Birdie, male peeping into the egg box


Birdie Budgie Love bird

My first pet birds, Boku and Birdie, seven years back.

Eggs of blue bird Love bird eggs

The intelligent one Blue love bird

Afetr bath in the garden

New budgies are unfamiliar with environment and may make loud sounds. Train them well with schedules of eating and sleeping and you will find them the best of mates! Talk to them softly as they are very small. Never shout at them, they do not understand and if we increase our volume they will start fluttering and may get hurt in the cage. When they are irritable or too noisy  keep the cage in corner and cover it with cloth. Make slow movements when going near them or trying to touch them. They will respond to your sound.
In case of eggs, a female budgie lays eggs, put bits of torn news paper in 1 inch or small size inside near her cage. She will do the rest of making bits of tiny balls for her nest.  Put the nest at end of the food container so that opening the door while feeding of love bird babies will be convenient without disturbing the nest daily. Every alternate day the female lays eggs. Till the number seven. Try to keep the cage with some privacy for the eggs in case of visitors.
Gym exercises, Blue bird boku

Baby Finch 
Goldie love bird
Mitthin Female Alexandrine Parrot

Baby Alexandrine Parakeet
Honey and Birdie 

Goldie after her eye surgery the boil has dried


If possible try to remove the cage from the box for sometime daily so that they get fresh air and the box also is aired. But for this time the surrounding area may become dirty with their pellets and they do make a mess with their seeds!
There is no need to tie the door as they do not come out on own, but some intelligent mischievous budgies are so curious, our honey once came out of her cage and was sitting when my husband saw here and quietly closed the terrace garden door, or else she would have accidentally gone flying and she is not aware of the outside world as we brought her when she was tiny. .
 In case of birds coming out of cage accidentally while playing, first of all they will not, yet such accidents happen unknowingly, be calm and take situation in control by slowly closing windows and doors without scaring your pet bird. If they fly it is a sad loss for both of us ,as they are not trained with the outside world of birds and large birds. immediately close all doors and windows and hold with hand and put them back into the cage. They cannot fly for long distances and will fall and get hurt with any furniture. Our Boku , the intelligent one had flown from eleventh floor kitchen window but she had weak wings, in fact her one wings was damaged at birth, I think , she was also small in weight and size, so she just flew down, we saw here on the ground, a stark cerulean heavenly blue,  and luckily God wished, she was found , my son brought her, she bit him, and then  she stayed for so many years after that!
Goldie
Favorite biscuit
Very important for your love birds health is time out. If you wish to give them time out of cage close all doors and windows and allow them to play outside for some time, fly, remove all objects that can harm them or they get stuck up in wires. Then put the budgies back inside the cage leading them with leaf or putting by hand, but they will bite. Can gradually push by tail and lead till the cage and them they enter on own. My budgies are trained on a laundry box lid, Plastic with holes, they love to play summer saults and hide and seek, peek a boo. They come willingly on the lid and I put them back in their cage after play time. This keeps them fresh, healthy and active.
Be careful with the objects in their cage and the edges. In case their wings getting stuck in wooden planks, wooden rods, slides or swings,  free with hand. Fighting with each other , happens when there are many females,  gently use a firm voice to keep quiet and they listen after a few sessions. Do not leave them alone when fighting, we had experiences when Angel came and Blue bird was angry. She was a loner and had got attached to me and not to her mate birdie.  .
Always Check when your birds are making too much noise or extensive chattering for any danger. And also be alert for unusual sounds for sickness or any external danger to your pet birds .
They will play on their own and do not require constant attention. Keep healthy and safe toys in their cage. Add fruits of your birds love them. You can also add sprouted small beans if they accept. A mixture of seeds and vegetables is great.
Going on a vacation- care for your budgies- While going out for a day or more, keep their cage on a safe table or safe place with precautions that ants don’t come near them. Check the door lid and in case your pet budgies are super active and curious you need to keep the doors securely tied. Keep window closed in the room but curtains open for sunlight. If going out overnight keep extra amounts of food, more leaves on their cage and extra biscuits, breads and rice. Do not cover with cloth if you are going out for many days as they will naturally sleep when the sun sets and wake up on light of the dawn. as they will sleep when outside is dark. For longer trips like two weeks or more give them to friends or neighbours with proper instructions as it is unsafe to keep them for longer periods alone.
plants grown from bird seed
Trying out new foods or fruits if they are willing. Is an interesting aspect if you have time and lots of patience. I had grown special foods, fresh greens from their seeds and they loved this!
Over the years , six to seven years, we have fed them ,played with them, made interesting swings, play time, created new games, and trained them well, also assisted in surgery when my Goldie had a boil near her eye and successfully healed with reiki along with two times surgical removal of pus.., and blue bird had egg binding, goldie had lost a foot and grown a club shaped new one..boku flew from eleventh floor and was found and lived for many years... we give honey calcium supplements , important for egg laying female budgies, fish cuttle bone to chew on. More exercise is required for easy egg laying. In case your budgie lays too many eggs they become weak, try to stop this habit by removing egg boxes and papers, so that they do not keep laying more eggs.
Goldie and angel playing ring a ring a roses
 If you need any guidance on love birds, budgie care do comment , I would be more than happy to guide you with your budgie love bird care. I am not a qualified pet trainer and I do not have any pet shop, it is just for the love of Budgies! I have more bird friends than humans!
In My Garden as the exotic birds sing...Painting on paper 9.5x13.5 inches

 Hope this helps! All the Best from Rizwana!
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8 Important Point while setting up a water fountain in your garden for bird bath and water for bird drinking

With just a little thought for your bird friends, a beautiful pot and a few other materials, you can create an inviting space in your garden that will soothe jangled nerves and give the birds a pretty drinking spot. They will not only come for a cool dip in the hot summers but also bring you loads of feng shui heaven luck.

A water bird bath, a plate, a container, also a water feature does all that. It can be as simple as a flat-bottomed bowl for a birdbath or as dramatic as an elaborate waterfall. Or you can do as we did and turn one gorgeous container into a bubbling fountain suitable for a flower bed, deck or just about any place in your garden. Even the border fence can have small containers filled with water as ornamental beauty as well as arty image of lined up birds of happiness. 
Water fountain 

My Terrace Garden bird bath 
 While setting up a water feature in your garden as bird bath consider some important points-

1) Choose your pot and the area where it will be displayed carefully keeping in mind your friendly visitors, birds. -- This I have experienced a lot, and thus my water bath has shifted many places in our terrace garden till we found a comfortable one for both of us! that is me-for keeping the water bath  clean and them for flying off freely and coming for a drink. Birds need a wide wing span to come by flying and also take off after the dip. So a narrow place and hidden pots will invite less birds.
2) you'll need an electrical outlet nearby for water fountain. -  chose a frost-proof , heat proof stoneware water feature. they remain cool even in hot summers and electric wires need to be sealed off carefully and tied securely so that they don't trap tiny feet into these wires
3)  If you want to paint the inside of the pot, bird water feeder, think very carefully as birds are going to drink this water and paints , however costly of good quality they are may be harmful for your bird friends. I choose a stone container , cement one also will do, this requires some scrubbing as moss accumulates frequently , but it keeps the water cool. 
4) Size of hose pipes and pumps, outlets and inlets. Again this is very important a small birds likes sparrows also come for a drink and they may get stuck or sucked in by hose pipes in water features. Ensure proper checking of sealers and hose hooks, drain lids, securely while the fountain is in action. 
5) No exposed wires and no water comes in contact with wires.
6) If any machinery, pump, is outside the water fountain tie it securely in place with tape. There must be no loose wires surrounding your water fountain for birds.
7) check the size of rocks added to your water fountain. I love rocks! and this also acts as stepping stones for my lovely heavenly friends. See that the rocks are not sharp edged and that they are securely placed int eh water feature. 
8) Check the pressure with which water falls. A soft bubble and slow trickle is best if you want your birds to come by.
Meanwhile on our terrace garden front, clearing off so much clutter, shortlisted to lesser plants. cleared off broken pots...the obsession to replant even in cracked pots has come low, parted with few sick plants and let go of old containers. ..phew ..feeling so much better! Organized, freeing space brings fresh energy and welcoming new opportunities
and what more, with supply of food and water,  the pigeons are always at work, laying eggs and making babies! The ffagrant yellow shevanthi flowers bring a fresh aroma of citrus fragrances and the soothing off white spiritual peace lilies are covered in the whole rectangular pot at its majestic best! 
Pure Peace lily flowering tips
Pigeon laying egg Garden care simplified
Again blessed with awesum Amaryllis red lilly flowers, they are so majestic, they form the central focus in our garden always!
Amaryllis Flowers at night
So it is true! God gives life, and the saying is truly apt! Jako rakhe sayeyan, mar sako na koi..so just by fluke, the avocado ball sized seed has sprung up into a beautiful plant with large sized leaves. again giving me a nostalgic thought of so many tries I had faced for growing some plants...and yet they did not survive...and this little one after so many days in the center for organic vegetables, transport and refrigerated and yet the Avocado seed came to life! Nature is magical!

Avocado Plant from seed

Creative expressions Exotic plant flower photos as prints 
Shevanthi flowers 
  Sharing my Dream Home, a small painting done in year 2014.
My Dream Home
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

How to collect seeds of Cardinal Cypress Climber Red Cardinal / Cypress Vine Trumpet Shaped Red flowers

Red Cardinal Vine 

Red Cypress Vine Flower
 Red Cardinal/Cypress Vine, the most easiest growing climber with beautiful tiny red flowers. Not only does this bring beauty to hot summers but the large spread of its sticky vines spread like wild and soon take over any fence or garden wall.
Red Flowering Climber 
 The flowers are really beautiful, delicate, trumpet shaped, vermilion red, bright. Healing to look at the greens covered with a blanket of red! The vine goes to spread fast and has sticky surface, do not touch the vine with hands , it may sometimes bring out allergic reaction if your skin is delicate, like rash. The sticky surface of vine helps it to cling to ropes, poles and trellis. And it spreads from all directions , each stem will have many baby shoots springing out that helps the climber to grow really fast.
Trumpet Shaped red Flowers Cardinal vine
While we have the seeds scattered in soil in every container they just spring to life , and if the original plant in container is weak then this climber takes over the whole container. My Terrace Garden maintenance after winters has given some quiet moments with plants, trimming, re potting, and organizing, ...some are really quiet..I hope they survive... but the stem are green..so there is hope. There was no option as they had overgrown roots in their homes and within half day they would shrivel in need of water.
Plump Bud of Red Amaryllis Lilly Flower 
Red amaryllis at night

 over grown Roots in soil 

plants  re potting

 Collecting Seeds of Cypress Vine -
1) The flowers will be everywhere and it is difficult to choose seeds. See and keep in selection list  the most mature flowers that are about to dry and has plump base.
2) Do not pluck the flowers when fresh, you will not get any seeds.
3) Let the flowers dry well on the vine , allow the flowers to drop off when dried.
4) Allow the flowers to dry in full sunlight on the plant, this works best and gives fresh plants from seeds faster.
5) Do take care that the seeds do not scatter as dried pods will fall off the plant anytime.
6) The black seeds are dried, yet I love to keep them for some hours in sunlight and then plant, somehow this gives me new plants quickly after potting.
7) Be careful of new plants from seeds, do not add fertilizer when the plant is new and protect from birds.
Does not need a large container the cardinal cypress vine  grows happily along with other plants also.
Red Huge Amaryllis flower close up
 Meanwhile the Red Amaryllis has its majestic stem loaded with plump buds and flowers. We have nearly forty bulbs (all from a single parent bulb!) in different containers.  So strange feelings, there are the so tiny red cardinal vine flowers and the same type red amaryllis lily flowers are nearly twenty times large in size and so huge, I love Gardening, it teaches us so many lessons and quite an inspiration unlimited!!! I Love Red! Root chakra activation , healing, and feng shui fire, motivational energy!
Feng Shui Garden Tip- grow this in south and south east sector, it works wonders to fame, and wealth luck!
Red cardinal Vine 
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Have a Great Day from Rizwana!
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