• Lifestyle

    The five-fold benefits of Gardening

    It has not been long since I took up gardening. But on looking back, I realized that I had it in me all along. I didn’t have the time and space for it, living in hostels for nine years and in a rented place in Delhi for two years. I remember that my aunt took me to the garden when I was a kid and let me put seeds on the ground which she tilled. She said some hands reap a more bountiful harvest. She didn’t know people call it ‘green thumb’ or ‘green fingers’ elsewhere, but she knew the concept. It is amazing how beliefs like this exist among…

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    Bougainvillea

    My fascination for bougainvillea is as old as my marriage, which is 3 years old. I was able to make my wife fall for it too and we have been collecting as many varieties/colors as we can. This specimen in the photo is one of the prettiest, that it has multiple colours in one plant. It is possible to achieve that also by grafting different colored plants into one. What we have come to understand about growing Bougainvillea is that it is easy to propagate (cuttings around June), low maintenance, loves sun (needs it to bloom), cannot tolerate freezing temperature, and doesn’t like wet feet. It can be grown in…