Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Summer flowers in our garden...

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We have got different types of jasmine flowers in our small garden. Every type has got distinctive fragrance and when they bloom in the evening, the whole area is filled with a mixture of fragrance.

Rose malli (malli means jasmine in Tamil)




Our gardener says this is Kerala malli!




Adukku malli



Nithya malli



One more type of adukku malli



I have got Madurai malli also, forgot to take pictures before plucking! Will add later!

Edited to add on 28th March, '11:

Madurai malli

23 comments :

varunavis said...

Ah sandhya i got tears in my eyes by seeing those flowers,we had all in our garden and everyday evening we used to pluck adukku malli (we call it sana jagi) and it had crawled from our gate to the terrace.

We had that dodi malli(thick malli) and they used to look like bulbs in the dark....

UmaS said...

Those are fab....really. :) I must come and visit you....ahem...your malli plants.... :) :)

Sandhya said...

Varunavi: I seem to be busy in the evening and so mostly I go up to the terrace and pluck them in the morning! As soon as I open the terrace door, the fragrance hit my nose and I feel so happy to spend nearly half an hour to pluck them.

Goalie and Jinju accompany me and play with me, touching my fingers in between the creepers.

Nice to know that you had these flowers in your house too!


UmaS: You are welcome, Uma!

Ugich Konitari said...

This took me back to my childhood, when what you planted was more important than how and where in what design you planted. We too had , along with all the stuff you have put up, a jai-jui creeper (dont know what malli it would be by name), that climbed way up to the terrace. In addition, I remember that we also had a Prajakta/Parijatak tree, which you could shake and it would rain flowers down ! ....

Sandhya said...

Ugich Konitari: Welcome and happy to see you here, Suranga!

Until 3 years back, my paarijaatha plant was pouring flowers on us, like you said! It looked like stars in the sky, at night with white flowers with orange stem and the fragrance...mmmm...I still remember! For this fragrance, I had planted it near my kitchen window! When we white washed our house, the painter washed his paint bucket with kerosene or thinner and 'poured' it on the routes of the plant. I shouted at him and nearly cried! Took out all the mud surrounding the plant, still it died. I tried so many times to grow one more plant, but no use. Even now, I feel sad thinking about the trayfull of flowers I was collecting in the morning.

Swaram said...

They r all soooo sooo pretty Sandhya. Flowers make ur day and with all such lovely varieties around u, u must be having such a fresh start everyday :)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Wow! Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing :)

Now you should change the name of your blog to 'Maradhi Malli' :D

kavita said...

Such beautiful flowers and look at the different varieties .Goalie and Jinju accompanying you ...how cute!!Right now our second floor is under construction and the workers have destroyed more than half of our garden .You have a beautiful collection of plants Sandhya ,i am wondering how many birds are going to visit you this year.

Sandhya said...

Swaram: Yes, I love the time I go around the house and upstairs, for plucking the flowers with my cats! They compete with each other to reach upstairs before me and wait eagerly with their beautiful eyes!


Roshmi Sinha: 'Maradh Malli' sounds fine, Roshmi!

I have got Juhi creeper too. I will take pictures after they start blooming and post here...they smell nice too!


Kavita: Welcome back, Kavita! Hope you had a good holiday in Delhi!

The workers just don't bother about plants or flowers. When they come even for a small work, they destroy some plant here. It takes a long time for the plants to pick up, after they go through the chemical effects of the paints.

Waiting to read your new posts, Kavita!

Bikramjit said...

ICant wait for summers to come here I got all my bulbs sowed and cuting done now just need some sunshine and will have some lovely flowers ..

These look beautiful sandhya ji, I need to come over and collect some seeds from you :)

Bikram's

Destination Infinity said...

How much I wish I could connect back to the earth with plants/trees - Gardening will become my favorite hobby after a few years. Now I am lazy. But I like to have fruits and vegetable plants, as I want to eat my own grown things.

Destination Infinity

I never even knew so many varieties of malli are there! I have seen only one type in roadside shops :)

KParthasarathi said...

A few plants of mallis around the house brings you the gentle fragrance.Where is jaadhi malli known fot its pungent fragrance?

Renu said...

wow! you have such beautiful flowers..

sm said...

beautiful
feel freshness

kanagu said...

Beautiful :) Its always great to see that combination of dark green and pure white and the fragrance is amazing..

Mom just planted a malli plant on the terrace... but the summer is cruel.. :(

radha said...

The house must be so fragrant.

Sandhya said...

Bikram: I had seen many colourful flowers in my niece's place in London. She has got jasmine creepers too, but the fragrance is very less. These are creepers, Bikram, she got it from some nursery over there. Thank you!


Destination Infinity: Having our own home grown vegetables and fruits will be devine, D.I. It will be more tastier too...all the best for your gardening!


KParthasarathy: Jaadhi malli was blooming for a few years and the creeper died suddenly. I tried to grow it again and again, but it didn't grow!


Renu: Thank you, Renu!


sm: Thank you, sm!


kanagu: Yes, the colour combination is beautiful, kanagu!

All the best for your mother's plant. If you keep it in shade and water twice a day, there might be a chance, it might start growing.


Radha: Yes, Radha, it is, in the evening and my pooja room is full of its fragrance in day time.

Ashwini Sriram said...

Beautiful! I love coming to your house and looking at your garden maami!

I agree with D.I. I have always wanted to do gardening. Remember the book you once gave me, for my birthday? :) Tried out a lot of things with a great deal of excitement. Especially, "Cress in an Egg". Never worked. Too much water, or something. I too am just lazy now. Sigh. :)

Sandhya said...

Ashwini: Once you start gardening, it becomes an addiction, Ashwini! It is very interesting to watch the plant growing and noticing the first flower, etc. Even now, I keep the first flower of any new plant, near the god! These are gods' or nature's miracle, I feel!

Usha basker said...

Beautiful collection of jasmine in ur garden. U will be surrounded by nice fragrance always . Nice pictures mami. Really admire u mami for ur love for nature.

Sandhya said...

USHA BASKER: Thank you, Usha!

Nisha Mc said...

To,
Sandhya
hello mam!you have a beautiful collection of jasmine plants can you tell were to but those kind of plants from ?i reside in chennai...

Sandhya said...

NISHA MC: Welcome to my space, Nisha! You can get these from nurseries on ECR road.

Thanks for the comment!

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