Friday, December 2, 2011
We always forget to value whats closest to us. I realised how true this was yesterday when Sai and I decided to take photos of the plants and flowers in our garden. Why were we so busy planning trips to gardens and parks when there was a paradise of colours right outside the main door?!!
Our garden comes to life in spurts....with 3 boisterous doggies about all day long its a lost cause trying to have a lawn! And with them running amok all over the place and using the garden as a mini boxing ring, its really tough for most of the delicate plants. But looks like almost all the ones that have survived have gotten used to Max, Cocoa and Tiny and are here to stay!
Yesterday I got the time to walk all around the house and marvel at the tenacious plants which have bloomed and flowered and grown so marvellously! There are a lot of Geraniums - one of Sais favourites. We have them in most colours and the front porch is a tribute to creeper geraniums in all colours!
Another favourite is the bougainvillea and we have always had those in the planters....even before we became gardeners for a brief period. We have them in a lot of shades and everytime we see anything unique, we pick it up.
Then theres this fascination we've always had for the Temple Tree - the Frangipani. Its architecturally beautiful and a lot of gardens and homes we design have one as a central feature. Ever since we learned that all this hardly plant needs is a place to prosper, we've been collecting cuttings from every roadside plant we see and prefer!
There are soo many pretty plants and flowers....never realised how beautiful they all are till i saw them through my camera lens. My roses havnt bloomed yet....waiting for them now.