My last post about the terrace garden was in early September 2012. Much rain water has drained from the terrace since then. Meanwhile I could only share a post on Rice husks and the wild goose chase we went around. I am looking for excuses and Once again I would like to shift the blame on to Facebook. Today I firmly decided to take a break from Facebook and write the long over due post.
I started skimming though my photograph collected over two months, to share them here and write a quick post.The collection is pretty huge, therefore , I have divide them into categories of flowers , vegetables and the rest. I would not like to tax you readers, with long posts inter-spread with pictures dear to me, but clearly not to everyone .
Flowers were never my strong point, and I brush aside occasional tugs at my heart with, “oh too delicate to grow”. Except marigold which I like very much and also for companion planting, a few roses and two hibiscus was all I had. Chrysanthemums are welcome, but not grown with such devotion that I will measure its size or keep counting the number of buds, or boast about the colors. They were around like all other plants and grow as they like. I am glad flowers appear, and also glad that they are hardy.
Occasionally I also get to see Kanakambaram/aboli,flowering suddenly with such grace and color,pretty pinkish beige or whatever color it is called. ( we term it as Kanakambaram color).This is another no-fuss plant for impatient people like me.
During my visit to DOH,Hulimavu visit, when the lady asked whether I would like some flower seeds, and offered a big handful,costing next to nothing, I readily agreed. I forgot to label the name too, and left in the packet for months. While planting veggies for the season, I scattered some of these seeds too, without any thought. Little did I know I would like those colors very much and photograph them for consecutive days with such admiration.So Cosmos it is, delicately swaying in the breeze.
The early morning light, the only time I visit the terrace, catches them so prettily. I am not the only one, there are such cute visitors to share their offerings and gladden my mornings.
The butterfly was so good at posing , after a few more days I had a chance to click again on another bunch.I keep meeting them everyday.
One day,while I was inspecting the coriander seeds scattered on to a wire basket. I found a big leaf was emerging as an oddity. I was curious and let it grow.Once I almost plucked the plant out, but the shape of the leaves and appearance of buds stopped me. And it was worth the wait , when I saw the flower.
Another casual beauty is the ever obliging Balsam seeds my son sent. The colors are cheerful and it is no fuss , sturdy plant.
The rains are on the wane now, the ground has hardened, but the flowers are holding on. I know before long the chrysanthemums will open up to cheer me up.More photographs to share..Life is good.