A lazy gardener's method to have a blooming rooftop garden in January

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

The garden is productive because of the little time spent in daily watering, pruning dry twigs from shrubs (Chinese orange, roses, poinsettia, Shatavari), pruning the chrysanthemums thrice in the year, and emptying the seeds collected from last year

11 January, 2012 | Views: 7536

October Garden, Survivors’ Show

Cockscomb growing in a Lucknow Rooftop garden in October

A single plant can give you hundreds of new plants in the next season if the seeds are preserved in a dry, airtight container. And there’s no saying where the new plants will pop up from previous year’s seeds scattered by the plant itself.

26 October, 2010 | Views: 15522

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: 18070

Top immunity booster herbs, Indian gooseberry and Holy Basil