I was home in Japan for about three months and spruced up my home garden. Since photos speak a thousand words, let me unfold the photos without much of text.
Magnificent Rose of Sharon
Pink and yellows – Soapwort and Chamomile
White flowers of the Hosta
Stock (or is it Gladiolus) towering above the Hostas
Morning Glories growing wild and surrounding the compost bin
Close-up of Morning Glory
Another view of the Rose of Sharon
A slightly different variety of the Rose of Sharon
Ginger Lily – Just started blooming as I left Japan for Bangalore
The sweet smell of this flower made me reluctant to leave home – the evening breeze would blow and disperse the aroma to the neighbors too!
Indoor plants – overlooking my home garden outside
The nets outside the window hold bitter gourd, tomato and other creepers and give shade during the hot summer months.
Blooms of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
These aromatic flowers are purple one day, turn to light blue the next day and become white on the third day. I propagated this plant last year from a cutting.
Fig and mini tomato
While I no longer have an office garden where I used to grow all kinds of vegetables, we have started a small vegetable and fruit garden at home. I was delighted with the first fig from a new plant (took about 2-3 years to bear fruit), and it was delicious. Other veggies that we harvested in August were green pepper, mini-tomatoes, eggplant and bitter gourd in small quantities.
Until the next post, have a great day!