Wild flora of Nainital, Kumaon Himalaya Photo Journal

Wild flower in Nainital, Kumaon Himalaya, India

I am am told that the Bicchu booti is a tame thing when compared to the wild flora of Valley of Flowers (Nanda Devi National Park) and Hemkund Sahib. Not all the plants there have been documented. And some have special powers of stinging, causing

26 August, 2010 | Views: 34553

Cypress Vine in my garden in Lucknow, North India

Cypress Vine or Cardinal Vine india

In the monsoon rains, cypress vine seeds have germinated on their own from the seeds dropped during summer. This vine is a hardy resident in my garden. It requires very little care. It simply knows when to sprout, and how to bloom! A liberal dose of

21 August, 2010 | Views: 14156

Flower Gardens of Nainital in July, Kumaon Himalaya Photo Journal

Hydrangea, Flora of Nainital, The Naini Retreat , Kumaon Himalaya

The Uttarakhand High Court, Boat Club, Naina Devi temple, parks around Mall Road, Gurney House and The Naini Retreat Hotel were some of the places I found these flowers growing. Hydrangeas, geraniums, dahlias, lilies, roses, margaritas, fuschias,

20 July, 2010 | Views: 43598


North India, Garden Calendar for April

Portulaca flowers garden

Sunflowers, Mexican sunflowers, portulaca and cochea saplings are now to be planted to replace the fading winter seasonals. Portulaca is particularly great as the succulent leaves preserve moisture despite the strong sun.

30 March, 2010 | Views: 29885




Lilies through the year, Gardening calendar for North India

Pink rain lily, India garden calendar

...But the ball lilies that appeared out of nowhere under betel nut trees in my neighbour’s garden in Langford Town in Bangalore were no less amazing! As luck would have it, much as I have admired these, I don’t own a ball lily bulb. Who cares! Come

27 January, 2010 | Views: 61312





Kabir Das Samadhi and mazaar at Maghar, Uttar Pradesh Photo journal

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