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

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: 55256

Birds around IITK, Uttar Pradesh Photo Journal

brown headed barbet at IITK, in Kanpur, Gangetic plains, North India

A cool canal just outside IIT Kanpur provides the perfect setting for feathered friends to thrive in. The birds seen here are a common sample of the fauna of the Gangetic plains. Crows, mynas, sparrows, babblers, warblers, barbets, bee eaters,

19 June, 2010 | Views: 20014



Birds around IITK, Uttar Pradesh Photo Journal