Archive for September, 2012

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August blooms

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.

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Magnificent Rose of Sharon

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Pink and yellows – Soapwort and Chamomile

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White flowers of the Hosta

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Stock (or is it Gladiolus) towering above the Hostas

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Morning Glories growing wild and surrounding the compost bin

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Close-up of Morning Glory

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Another view of the Rose of Sharon

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A slightly different variety of the Rose of Sharon

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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!

 

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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.

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Colorful Lantana

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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.

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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!




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