Garden Tour: Madhu’s colorful terrace garden

There are two things that make me immensely happy in the home : color and healthy plants, and of course a loving family. I’m happy today on seeing some lovely pictures and it’s only fair that you be a part of this too :) Is there any such thing as too many plants or too much color! I guess not, that’s what Madhu believes in. Madhu is a landscape designer and takes up projects for terrace gardening, houses, hotels, resorts, corporate offices etc.

Let’s go on a tour of her terrace and balcony garden:

 

Some tips from Madhu on how to care for your plants:

1. Plants need love. Show love towards your plants and care for them intensively, especially during extreme weather conditions like heavy rain, scorching sun, heavy wind.

2. Choose the right plant for right location, for instance if we try to have a rose plant on shaded balcony even our love will harm the plant. It needs direct sun. Similarly ferns can grow only in wet/damp shaded places only.

3. Manuring, de-weeding as well pesticide (organic / chemical)  needs to be done regularly.  Rule of thumb is spend about 3 to 4 hrs in a week for 250 sq-ft garden will suffice the healthy growing of our plants.

4.  We also suggest to utilize all the kitchen waste to prepare vermicompost (manure) so that we  reduce the burden on Civic Agencies in garbage and waste handling. Also this helps to get very rich – mineral high manure almost free of cost.  We need a dry place where our kitchen and garden waste can be turned to vermicompost. We use potting mix as red soil,sand and Vermicompost(Kitchen waste) in equal amounts.

Image courtesy:

Madhu

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