Category: Home Gardening

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firecracker-flower

Weekend Garden ~ Kanakambaram (Firecracker Flower)

Kanakambaram is a tropical shrub that is usually grown in pots. It has small fragile orange flowers also known as Firecracker. With no fragrance, these tiny flowers are often strung together into strands, sometimes along with white jasmine flowers.

henna-plant

Weekend Garden ~ Henna Plant

Scientifically known as Lawsonia Inermis, the henna plant is a flowering shrub whose leaves and flowers have immense value according to Ayurveda and Sidda medicine. Today, its popular as a dye (Mehendi aka Gorintaku in Telugu) to temporarily stain nails, hands, feet and hair.

starfruit-tree

Weekend Garden ~ Starfruit

Weekend Garden features ‘Star Fruit’ (Carambola). Our backyard starfruit tree is full of fruits and my 7 year old is on a fruit-plucking spree. Just plucking, mind you, since the fruits are within his reach. He won’t eat it.

hibiscus-bud

Weekend Blossom

Wishing all my dear readers, visitors and friends a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

Mango partially eaten by a parrot

Mango Picking & Childhood Memories

This summer the unseasonal showers have reduced the mango yield of our backyard mango trees compared to last year. Last weekend we picked a few mangoes which have since ripened and devoured by way...

Close view of raw mangoes (rasalu)

Weekend Gardening – Mango Trees In Our Backyard

Come summer, one finds a lot of mango flavor in our cooking, adding color, a tangy twist and a hint of sweetness to dals, curries, pachadis, pickles, salads, drinks, smoothies or desserts. We literally...

Low hanging mango in our mango farm

Ugadi – Telugu New Year

Wishing all my readers, visitors, family and friends a very happy Ugadi, and Gudi Padwa!

Weekend Blossom

Weekend Blossom

Some color for the weekend, here are some flower pictures taken from the garden this morning.

Weekend Blossom

Weekend Blossom

Today, I’m sharing a few flower pictures taken from my garden this morning. Hope you enjoy them!