Bigonia in a garden in the plains, India

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Begonia, a genus of perennial flowering plants of Begoniaceae family has 1400 species! The ones I saw blooming in July in Nainital (Kumaon Himalayas) are much bigger and succulent than the kinds that grow in gardens in the plains of North India – to

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Garden herbs of India, Day 1, Chaangeri herb for Vitamin C deficiency

Chaangeri Ayurvedic herb home medicine

To my delight most of the vegetation was a challenge even for our gardeners. I went around tasting every leaf, flower and fruit that came my way. Chaangeri or Indian Sorrel was thus discovered. I called it Khatti Patti, going by the deliciously

21 March, 2014 | Views: 7327

Gazania in North Indian Spring Garden, Lucknow Photo Journal

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Originally, Gazanias come from Africa, and are quite at home in the hot Indian late spring. Love them in my garden in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. I use saplings from local nurseries outside Motimahal Park or opposite La Martiniere Girls’

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Salvia in North Indian garden, Lucknow Photo Journal

Salvia in North Indian garden, Lucknow

Bright red Salvia Splendens remains my favourite as it is a real hardy plant, and requires little care. It is the most common variety in an Indian garden – red salvia. Lots of sunlight, daily watering (not too soggy) and lots of space to grow (a

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Petunias in Lucknow garden

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Petunias are grown as winter seasonal flowers in North indian gardens. They are found in red, pink, violet, magenta, yellow, white and mauve.They can be grown from seeds, but it is easier to grow them from transplants.

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A Vegetarian menu from Assam

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