Gardening and living!

Yellow-DehliaGardening as a subject and as a hobby happens to be least popular. May  be too plebeian. It also requires a regular commitment. Living in apartments amidst an ocean of polluting fumes, eclipsed in the nave of concrete jungle, we often do not miss the plants. Last year when I was in Bombay on several occasions, another congested and populous city, I realised how hideously un-green that city is. Air filled with sea moisture and obnoxious smells typical of closed places. Back in Delhi, I was glad that it looked like a big garden with roads. The pollution here seemed non-existent notwithstanding the fact that 20% of the city population has symptoms of asthma, at one time or another.
Coming back to gardening, it is awful that schools that waste so much time on science projects, laboratory experiments and cramming benefits of trees for environment besides moral science, show nothing about gardening. Continue reading

Flowering of life!

Red Rose

Lovely Red Rose

The beauty of life:

The Lilies and Roses are blooming now. Dahlias are at the end of cycle of springs, which started with Marigold. Rose plant and Lilies had me worried. During winters, these plants went in hibernation type recluse. I was wondering. We did have few other winter casualties like dried expiry of oldest holy basil plant. However Lilies are blooming again.
The flower and plants are real Guru, rest are all fraud. If only we learn to lay dormant without action like Lilies and Roses, we can save ourselves from a lot of trouble. Continue reading