I am in Bangalore, India, since the last four months. When I returned, my potted plants watered by the watchmen at the apartment where I stay were in bad shape. Over these four months, with tender loving care, I have brought them back to good health! In the meanwhile, I visited Lalbagh on Independence day and came across some glorious flowers! Here are some samples.
Flowers forming the Red Fort in New Delhi
Fruit plants on sale were tempting, but since I was to stay for a short period, I resisted
Shanka Pushpa or Butterfly Pea
I’m growing them for the first time – I like the shape. They grow profusely and also yield seeds, which I plan to take to Japan.
Jasmine – star shaped and delicate aroma!
Before the second spurt of flowers in this plant, monkeys plucked off the buds and threw them away! Pure mischief.
Closeup of the jasmine
These flowers grow profusely in March/April in Bangalore. Miss a day’s water and the leaves curl up – water them immediately and they are healthy again.
I got bulbs of the lovely pink flower from Japan and planted them here. I forget the name – Zachyrantes or similar sounding name; this spelling did not give me any hits on the net.
Just started turning red. I expect several more bunches of red at the corner of my balcony over the next few months.
I grew this plumeria from seed, but I’m going to give it away to a good home. Let it grow big and yield beautiful aromatic flowers!
A friend recommended the gel from this plant as after shave, and by golly, it is good. I plan to grow this in Japan as well, and make natural shampoo out of it.
All for now! I have to pack and leave for Japan. The next post will be from Japan.
Have a great day!