Rooftop garden in December, North India Photo journal

"Each flower is a soul opening out to nature."~ Gerald De Nerval

Elizabeth Murray has truly said that Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.

Thunbergia

or Black Eyed Susan

Thunbergia or little suzzy

This one is a tiny Button rose.

It's about an inch in diameter. Several grow simultaneously on a single plant. 

Button rose

Take time to smell the roses

Roses

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet."

~ William Shakespeare

Roses

The White rose bush

gives white to light pink roses

White Rose

Roses in my rooftop garden in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, North India

 Rose in terrace garden

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."

~ Abraham Lincoln

Roses

Roses 

Chrysanthemums

just beginning to bloom …

Chrysanthemums

In all their glory !

Chrysanthemums

These tiny Shamrock flowers

are happily growing beneath the Rose Bush.

"None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones."

~ Forbes Watson

Shamrock or clover in India

Garlic Vine

– no this doesn't produce garlic but if you crush the leaves of this vine they surely smell like garlic

Garlic Vine growing in my rooftop garden

Garlic Vine

Mauve Petunia

is flowering profusely and merrily dropping its seeds in the nearby pots for the next season

Mauve Petunia

Hawaiian Baby Wood Rose

finally flowering

Hawaiian Baby Woodrose in my rooftop garden

Hibiscus

– these varieties bloom in winters too :)

Hibiscus

Hibiscus  rooftop garden

Hibiscus rooftop garden

Marigold

Marigold

"Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul."

~ The Koran

Marigold

Marigold

Marigold

Marigold

Daisy

Daisy

"Have you ever seen a flower down, Sometimes angels skip around, And in their blissful state of glee, Bump into a daisy or sweet pea."

~Jessi Lane Adams

Phlox

Phlox

Mustard

- is a filler flower in my garden

Mustard

The radiant Cosmos

Cosmos

"Earth laughs in flowers."~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cosmos

"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses."

~ Hanna Rion

Photo Credits: Swati Sharma

Swati Sharma
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nice collection!

meenka on Thursday, December 31, 2009

What a beautiful roof top garden! I wrote that quote about gardens being the paint and the soil being the canvas in my book Monet's Passion. I am inspired by Monet and my 25 years photographing & gardening in his gardens in France .

Elizabeth Murray on Saturday, January 2, 2010

Thank you for sharing your lovely rooftop garden. I have seen 'thunbergia' or 'black-eyed susan' growing free in the Australian bush. It was one of the first plants I was taught about. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

Jenny Dooley on Tuesday, February 2, 2010


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