Asters in Spring garden, Lucknow, India

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Blue Asters, Larkspur and Blue Cornflowers were classified in my mind as a star-accomplishment of God, ever since I first saw them, as a three year old something, perhaps! Only a child would do that—classify God as a person you liked and knew you

23 March, 2014 | Views: 6924



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 2, Peet Bhringraj for healthy liver

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My grandmother plucked some leaves from the undergrowth near the garden tap, with great care. She was happy to have found the remedy for her stomachache. It was the Bhangra plant or creeper, or Bhringaraj as it is better known in Ayurvedic medicine.

20 March, 2014 | Views: 16019

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

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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: 7586

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’

19 March, 2014 | Views: 5286



36 leafy greens for a fibre rich diet from Chattisgarh, India

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