Sunday, August 10, 2014

Desert Roses...My Small Green Space In Our Balcony!

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I took this picture from ground level.  Once the flowers bloom, they stay fresh for many days! And butterflies come to feed themselves! Notice it in my profile picture! It was taken from one of the plants!

The branch of the tree gives a good look for the picture,  I feel! Click on the pictures to have a better look!

These plants are around 18 years old! They need very less water and maintenance is zero! Very easy to manage.  This plant grows from seeds.  I had posted the pictures of the earlier.  Here it is.


Close-up picture of the flower

This is the seed which had burst open and the tiny seeds flew all over the place!

I had a lovely garden in my old house.  Many varieties of Jasmine and exora/Vrutshippoo  flowers were there.  Here, in this house I have got 2 varieties of jasmine in two pots in another balcony.   I did many post on our garden in the old house.  Some are here and here.

Last week a seed burst out from one of these plants and I sowed some seeds in a pot.  Hope I get more plants of this variety!



17 comments :

manjujoglekar said...

Lovely blooms, Sandhya! Such a cheerful colour.

Did you bring these along with you from your old house to this new one?

SG said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

Destination Infinity said...

I didn't know that plants have such a long lifespan! I guess it takes a lot of patience to preserve them for so many years. I am also trying to grow some veggies in pots. So far nothing has come. But hoping for some harvest by this year end at least! :)

Destination Infinity

Jeevan said...

The flowers beautifully adorn your balcony! One of my previous neighbors had the desert rose in a small pot... and i too wish owning it :)

Sandhya said...

MANJU JOGLEKAR: Only one is around 2 years old. All the others are more than 15 years old. When we went to the old house in 1996, I started collecting this plant. Even 6 inches plant was Rs.30 then! Grown up plants are very very expensive. My profile picture has got this flower, my favourite!

Thank you, Manju!


SG: Thank you, SG!


DESTINATION INFINITY: This type of plants stay longer.

Good to know that you are also interested in plants! It is an interesting hobby!


JEEVAN: They look beautiful and mainly, easy to maintain!

Bikram said...

when i come to meet you , I would love to take a couple of seeds for myself ..

it is a beautiful flower... loved them

Bikram's

Arushi said...

Do these flowers remain through out the year?

Sandhya said...

BIKTSM: Thank you, Bikram! This is a beautiful flower and easy to maintain. Come home...let me give you a small plant!


ARUSHI: Welcome to my space, Arushi! I have not checked when they bloom most and stop flowering, but I see the flowers most of the time...sometimes a lot and sometimes a few. But once they bloom, they stay for more than a week, I think.

Thanks for the comment, Arushi!

sm said...

beautiful shots

Avada Kedavra said...

Beautiful! 18 year old plants?! wow.. my plants hardly live for 18 months :(

RGB said...

What a pretty sight! I have a few potted plants in my balcony, but not flowering plants. Should get myself one (at least)!

My Unfinished Life said...

I love people who try to grow greens in their urban spaces...such lovely flower n plants!!!

http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

Sandhya said...

SM: Thank you, SM!


AVADA KEDAVRA: This plant doesn't need much water or care. Very easy to maintain, AK!


RGB: Welcome to my space, RGB!

This flower in a bunch looks very beautiful and stays fresh for many days! Please get one soon! Thanks for the comment!


MY UNFINISHED LIFE: Welcome to my space, MUL!

Thanks for the comment!

Indyeah said...

You have a beautiful balcony:))and 18 years is saying something! you must be blessed with infinite patience. I am bad at taking care of plants:(

Onkar said...

Lovely pictures

Sandhya said...

INDYEAH: This plant is easy to manage. That is the reason it is still with me, Indyeah. If I don't water for 2 days also, it doesn't get upset!


ONKAR: Thank you, Onkar!

Sai Charan said...

18 years is long time, good that these flowering plants live for a long time!! :)

Nice photos, beautiful flowers and good post!! :)

Take care :)

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