Tag: Gardening

Gardening: 3 ways to get rid of aphids/mealybugs naturally

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Gardening is like therapy to me.

Every morning I spend an hour tending to the grass, weeding, pruning plants, and checking on the health of vegetable saplings on the terrace.

Of late, with the onset of monsoon, pests and aphids infestation is what I’m grappling with…



Friday Shopping: 6 picks to set up your balcony garden (mostly under Rs.1000)

What would you need to set up a balcony garden from scratch? That’s the thought that crossed my mind as I was looking for some affordable railing planters before deciding on making my own. Iron brackets are so hard to come by, and even if they are available online, they…



Bougainvillea

I love winter in Bangalore. From October through April, my south facing balcony gets…



Nursery Tour: Vriksha in Mumbai

Good morning folks! Do you have fifteen minutes to spare? Yes? Great,  continue reading. However,  if you are short on time, then I suggest you come back because you’ll want to take full pleasure of the pictures and it’s not fair to smell the roses in a fleeting few seconds,…



Gardening: Life on the Balcony

How was your weekend? After months of being holed up in the house on weekends, we had a great time on Saturday.

The title for this post, “Life on the Balcony“, is a term I’ve borrowed from Fern Richardson of the award winning blog on container gardening. I’m surprised how I’ve…



Where to buy herbs in Gurgaon

Don’t you think “going green” has suddenly become so easy? I mean, with so many resources available and widespread awareness, it’s a lot more easier now to procure and nurture plants. I discovered Wingreens, an initiative by Anju Srivastava of Women’s Initative Network (WIN) that retails herbs and…



How to create a quiet getaway in your garden

Before I sign off for the weekend, I wanted to share with you some inspiring ideas for decorating your garden. This month’s Better Home and Gardens has some lovely ideas for creating a relaxing nook in your garden. Don’t worry if you don’t live in a sprawling bungalow with a…



Gardening: Plant some vegetables and flowering shrubs

Tending to balcony garden has been long overdue. I lost some plants this summer to pests including my favorite orange hibiscus which has flowered maniacally over the past two years. Sometimes, the white sticky pest you see on these plants come from the neighboring infected ones or there could be…



Where to Buy Plants in Kolkata: Green Mall

Do we have any readers from Kolkata here? During a trip to a interior village in West Bengal, we stopped over in the city for a night. Flipping through the pages of a daily, I came across an ad for Green Mall that piqued my interest. Going over…



absolutely beautiful things …

With the onset of spring in US/Europe and summer in India, it’s raining posts on gardening as people get ready to get their hands dirty. That’s how I discovered absolutely beautiful things – a beautiful blog by interior designer and decorating shop (Black & Spiro)  owner…

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