November 09, 2010

My garden as it looks now

This is what my garden looks like in November 2010. We planted the first trees in August 2009.

The lawn is the new addition this season. It is not carpet grass..it is the easy-to-maintain gaddi.

I have been waiting for the Passion flowers to bloom. Finally they are!

Hibiscus (planted by my friend Madhavi who lives on the 6th floor) and datura, side by side

This woodrose creeper was beautiful but had become uncontrollable. It was growing 6 inches a day (really!) and would have soon crawled all along the Himayatnagar wires. Had to remove it. Felt very sad, but I couldn't help it. It is now in a pot and as soon as it forgives me by sprouting a few leaves, I will plant it somewhere where it can grow to its heart's content.


This Allamanda replaces the woodrose

Side view of the garden

A pomegranate plant had already been there when we started the garden, but it is only now that it is bearing fruit.

The cosmos from last year's crop are back!

Malini sowed these Vinca rosea seeds...they bloom always and are spreading...almost like the wood rose! But they can be controlled.

New addition this year...it is a wild gooseberry plant;
the small, sour variety that comes in bunches.

2 comments:

rabel said...

lovely, sadhana! it is amazing what you have managed within the little space you have.

Sadhana Ramchander said...

Thanks, Rekha. Actually it is quite a lot of space..I know because I did the digging myself!