Category: Ornamental Gardening


Ornamental Gardening
// October 17, 2018
Growing wax plant (Porcelain Flower)

Widely cultivated for their amazing waxy flowers, Hoyas are also a popular and versatile houseplant choice because of their diverse array of foliage types and their ability to adapt to varied light conditions indoors. Some Hoyas can grow to an enormous size indoors – about 6m long – while others remain more compact. Try growing…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 3, 2018
Metal garden urn

Tubs or urns are classic garden ornaments, useful for display in the terrace, roof garden, backyard, veranda and on the doorsteps. Tubs and urns are portables and hence can be used for temporary decoration indoors or elsewhere. Ornamental plants displayed in these decorative containers at suitable places look beautiful. Even an ordinary plant grown in…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 27, 2018

Asian cultures are closely related to nature and always try and capture its heart and spirit by incorporating it into daily life. Asians are known as the masters in the art of gardening in small courtyards. The Asian-American thematic garden is perfect for the ones who love relishing home-grown produce. Asian-American Theme Gardens contain stir-fry…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 31, 2018
Garden design for residential societies

For a landscape to be called as garden, it must be made up of lots of conventional and some unconventional garden features. The plantation part of a landscape gardening is called softscaping. In your own residential complex you can develop a complete garden by using right softscaping material. Let’s have a look at top garden…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 25, 2018
Grouping Pots & Plants Together

Grouping pots and plants for a perfect look is not rocket science. You need to pair them up in such a way that a visually enticing display of flower and foliage is created. At Ugaoo, you could pick up some of the most colourful and bespoke pots and planters ranging from concrete planters, ceramic planters,…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 23, 2018
how to create basement or backyard garden?

Some gardens are not just small; they are gloomy too, because they are below street level, or hemmed in by tall walls, just like the basement gardens and backyards. Because very little can be done to alter this sort of garden structurally, it is best to direct any efforts towards improving the environment and devising…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 14, 2018
Top 10 miniature plants

Miniature plants are getting more and more popular in home gardens of India. It’s important to understand that all small plants are not Bonsai. While Bonsai is an art of purposely dwarfing the trees, Miniature plants are genetically dwarf varieties of some of the famous ornamental plants. Many of the indoor plants have their dwarf…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 1, 2018

There are friendly visitors in your garden who give more than they take. These visitors from the animal kingdom are your true garden friends. Some help to pollinate your plants, some make the soil superior for planting while others protect your garden from pest attacks. Let’s meet our friends & learn about their importance: 1….

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 30, 2018
How to grow a new bonsai plant

This blog is part of our series of blogs on Bonsai. Here we are going to learn about making a fresh new bonsai from a non-bonsai plant. To understand the basics of Bonsai gardening, read ‘Art of making bonsai’ & ‘The magic of Bonsai trees’ Aim:  To prepare Bonsai from the available plant. Requirements: Plant,…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 19, 2018
wall pot or hanging half basket

Most people love to have a traditional hanging basket, but they can be disappointing unless cared for lovingly. Even though the basket is planted with an all-round view in mind, the side nearest the wall will perform poorly in comparison with the sunny side unless you turn the basket every day or two to even…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 3, 2018
succulent plants for windowsill

Ideal for display on a bright, south-facing windowsill, succulents make the perfect houseplants. They look fabulous all year round but are appreciated especially when there is little color to be enjoyed outdoors. However, it’s not just their good looks that make them worth growing; they are drought tolerant, slow growing and virtually no maintenance plants….

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 20, 2018
Top 10 Hedge Plants in India for Live Fencing

Shrubs or trees planted at regular intervals to form a continuous screen is called a hedge. A garden hedge can serve the purpose of compound wall, give shelter from strong winds, ensure privacy, and form a background screen for a flower garden, vegetable garden etc. A live impregnable hedge, reinforced with barbed wire, is inexpensive…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 18, 2018
Yoga and gardening

Imagine performing Adho Mukha Svanasana amidst the soft rustling sound of leaves, a delectable fragrance of freshly bloomed flowers, a touch of green grass and caressing nature. By practicing yoga in a garden amidst plants can bind together the mind-body-soul thus creating an everlasting ripple of relaxation and rejuvenation. In this blog, let’s look at…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 9, 2018
Old suitcase succulent planter

Here’s a great way to transform an old utility case into a windowsill wonderland. Succulents and cacti are not immediately associated with floral abundance, but these unusual and often other-worldly plants pack some surprisingly beautiful and exotic flowers. Finding the perfect way to show them off can often be a challenge, so try giving your…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 4, 2018

If you read Dendrobium Narendra Modi for the first time, you might get confused. But the moment you know that Singapore named this exotic orchid after our honourable Prime Minister, you would swell in pride. Yes, the orchid, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, was named Dendrobium Narendra Modi to commemorate his visit to the…

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Ornamental Gardening
// April 17, 2018
Growing flower bulbs in bulb planter

What is a Bulb? Bulbs serve as storage lockers for plants. They contain vital nutrients that plants need to survive through challenging conditions and sprout new plants too. Different bulbs can be planted together in a single container for dramatic effects. Types of Bulbs: True Bulbs: These grow in layers. Corms: Unlike True Bulbs, Corms…

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Ornamental Gardening
// April 9, 2018
the Golden Rain Tree (Cassia Fistula)

Cassia fistula is the most widely known Cassia in India. This leguminous tree is native to the Indian subcontinent. The tree is known by many common names; the most popular ones are Golden Shower, Pudding Pipe, and Indian Laburnum. Locally in India, it is widely known by its Hindi name ‘Amaltas.’ Many other vernacular names…

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Ornamental Gardening
// April 5, 2018
Canna indica plant which soak up summer heat

April is here, and the minimum temperature is 38 degree Celsius. If we are feeling on edge in this scorching heat, imagine what our garden plants might be going through. Don’t fret! Instead of giving up gardening in these heat laiden months, grow Garden Plants That Soak up the Summer Sun. To make it a little…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 30, 2018
jasmine flower

About Mogra plant: Mogra plant is dwarf growing shrub with almost stalkless leaves and wavy margins. The plant can be grown as a short climber too. The heavy scented white flowers are borne in clusters of 3 to 12 and may be single, semi-double or perfectly double. The plant flowers mainly in the summer and…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 21, 2018
Dahlia Flower

Dahlias grow in a wide range of colours and forms. The plant is not difficult to grow, and even an amateur can raise beautiful Dahlias. The genus Dahlia belongs to family Asteraceae. The so-called flower of Dahlia is a capitulum inflorescence made up of many flowers (florets) arranged peculiarly. The outer ray florets have all…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 18, 2018
summer season flowers

Nothing else can beat the scorching heat better than breathtakingly beautiful flowers. Make your garden summer ready by planting any of these 30 Superstar Flowers for Indian Summer Garden and create a colourful zone that will be an ode-to-peace. List of 30 Summer season flowers that grow in India: Blanket Flower – Blanket flowers are…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 7, 2018
container gardening with different containers

Gardening is a reflection one style and taste, while container gardening is a reflection of the gardener’s personality. Before you get set onto exploring top 30 container gardening ideas let’s revisit the basics and keep the following things in mind: Material: The material of the container determines how easily you can move it around, the…

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Ornamental Gardening
// February 27, 2018
sympodia orchid plant

Orchids are undoubtedly the most curious looking ornamental flowers in the world. They belong to a botanical family Orchidaceae, which is one of the largest families in flowering plants. There are about 700 genera and more than 30 thousand wild species of orchids. Among them, around 1,300 species are found in India. The number of…

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Ornamental Gardening
// February 21, 2018
Variety of colorful flowers at Kas Plateau

India is a beautiful country. It is nature’s galore where you could witness valleys and mountains closely knit with nature and basking in the glory of colorful flowers. One such visually enticing location is the Kaas Plateau or Kaas Pathar – the valley of flowers. Kaas plateau was named after the Kass tree, which is…

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Ornamental Gardening
// January 25, 2018
Tricolor flower gardening

January not only brings the opportunity to start the year afresh, but it also gives us another year to celebrate the Republic Day. The day dedicated to honoring the Constitution of India that came into effect on 26 January 1950, is celebrated with great vigor throughout the country. This year let’s change the traditional way…

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Ornamental Gardening
// January 19, 2018
climbing plants, vining plants

Newbie gardeners might get confused by looking at vining plants and feel that they are almost same. But due to the incredible biodiversity in our plant kingdom, vines can be classified into four types depending on the way they climb surfaces. Classification of vines on their climbing behavior: Twining Vines – Depending on the plant’s…

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Ornamental Gardening
// January 17, 2018
water featues for small garden

Sight and sound of flowing water are like music to the ears. It is visually enticing, and everybody loves experiencing the music of trickling water. It is said that white noise, i.e., the background sound like that of flowing water calms the nervous system. Water being an elixir of life attracts bees, birds, butterflies, dragonflies…

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Ornamental Gardening
// January 13, 2018

Imagine decorating your building wall with gorgeous plants that need minimal care and bloom profusely. Before selecting plants for your rock walls remember that plants on a wall have minimal growing medium and limited water. The other things you need to consider before selecting the plants are: Wall material: Wall made up of limestone or…

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Ornamental Gardening
// December 8, 2017
evergreen plants for home entrance

A beautiful front yard cannot be made by choosing a few flowering plants and shrubs randomly. You need to select plants very carefully. Evergreen trees mainly lay a foundation for your home entrance or front yard. These trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, thus making an ideal choice for creating an…

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Ornamental Gardening
// December 4, 2017
naturalizing bulbs

Naturalizing in gardening means planting bulbs randomly. Areas that are naturalized flourish with self-propagating bulb species that spread freely in fields, meadows, lawns, and along pathways. Over time, these plants self-seed and redesign themselves, expanding into a visually enticing pattern governed by nature. In this blog, we will take you through a few steps by…

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Ornamental Gardening
// November 6, 2017
miniature moss garden, terrarium plants

Moss makes a beautiful addition to a garden. It gives a rustic appearance, sense of age and beautifies the space. If you wish to glorify your garden rocks or surface with moss, all you need to give it is the right growing conditions. Before we delve into the process of growing moss, let’s explore its…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 30, 2017
sweet pea flower

Of all the annuals, the Sweet pea is unique in its exquisite beauty and fragrance. This plant has different requirements than other annuals, therefore, justifies a particular spot to itself in a garden. The Scientific name of sweet pea is Lathyrus odoratus, and it belongs to the Leguminosae family. Sweet peas is a vine that…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 18, 2017
Growing Dumb cane or dieffenbachia

Do you know how Dieffenbachia got its name? The director of the Botanical Gardens in Vienna – Heinrich Wilhelm Schott named Dieffenbachia in honor of his head gardener Joseph Dieffenbach. Apart from The Dumb Cane, the decorative plant is also known as the mother-in-law tongue (i.e., the common name used for Sansevieria). This is because,…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 9, 2017
favourite flowers of hindu gods

In our flamboyant Indian Culture, the Gods have their favorite days, flowers and colors. Without these scared flowers, any ritual is considered incomplete. As we are about to step in the festive season, let’s first understand – Hindu Gods & their Favorite Flowers: 1. Goddess Lakshmi: Goddess Lakshmi is known to bring abundance and good…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 22, 2017
sita ashoka tree

About Sita Ashoka tree: Ashok is one of the most legendary and sacred trees of India. The Scientific name of Sita Ashok is Saraca asoca, and it belongs to Leguminosae family. This tree is native to Indian subcontinent & it is found growing naturally in the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalayas. It is a…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 15, 2017
Navratri colours

Do you wish to Bring these Nine Colors of Navratri in Your Garden? We will tell you how. Navratri – The nine-day long festival is full of fun and fervor. All the carousel is incomplete without the nine colors that are dedicated to Goddess Durga’s nine forms Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Skanda Mata, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Katyayani, Maha…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 8, 2017
Growing Plants from Bulbs

What are bulbs? Botanically, Bulb is a specialized plant organ, which is a modification of stem with scaly leaves. In bulbs, the stem is reduced to a disc around which fleshy leaf scales remain attached. The word ‘Bulb’; in commercial horticulture and gardening means much more than the strict botanical interpretation. Besides bulbs, this includes…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 4, 2017
small flowering trees

Evergreen or flowering small trees are dominant elements of a home garden and contribute substantially to the garden atmosphere. The selection of trees would depend on the architecture of home garden and the landscaping purpose for which the tree is required. Let’s have a look at some of the small trees that can be grown…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 3, 2017
White Flowering Plants

White is the colour of purity and no matter the kind of garden you have or the plants that are already growing, white will always look good. Isn’t it true that the colour white has this almost mystical ability to draw the eyes and keep your attention? If you’ve felt this before, then you aren’t…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 23, 2017
flower garden ideas

Color is the most conspicuous element in the landscape and is usually the focus of most homeowners. Color is found in the soft-scaping features like flowers, foliage, bark, and fruit of plants. It is also found in hardscaping features like buildings, rocks, pavers, wood, and furniture. However, the seasonal flowering plants consist of all imaginative…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 18, 2017
Eco Friendly Ganpati Festival

Indian festivals are aligned with the seasonal changes and climatic conditions of the country. Ganesh festival is the time when lots of monsoon flowering plants are at the best of their blooms. As Ganeshji resides with us for 10 days, following are 10 different flowers that can be offered to Ganpati Bappa every day: 1….

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 13, 2017
kadamba tree and lord krishna

About Kadamba tree: The Scientific name of Kadamba is Neolamarckia cadamba; however more popular synonym is Anthocephalus cadamba. It belongs to Rubiaceae family. The Kadamba tree is indigenous to hotter parts of India. It is known by numerous other names throughout India. Kadamba is a large, handsome tree that can grow more than 10 m…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 26, 2017
growing plants for under trees

Having a lovely, large garden with flourishing trees can be a boon. It immediately sets you apart from most other home gardens. There’s also lots of room to try out new and bigger gardening and landscaping projects to actually develop your skills. Finally, having a tree there means that you have something in your garden…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 24, 2017
gulmohar tree in india

The monsoon is well and truly upon us now and most of us gardeners have gone into preservation mode for our plants. Time has been spent, carving canals in the soil, setting up borders against water stagnation and preventing pests. Perhaps you’ve read our rain water harvesting blog and even taken that on as a…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 21, 2017

Marigolds are one of the most popular garden annuals in India, for garden display as well as for commercial cultivation. Botanically Marigolds belong to genus Tagetes of Family Asteraceae (the Aster family). They have easy adaptability to different soil and climatic conditions. Marigold plants, with their attractive yellow-orange flowers, bloom for a considerably extended period,…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 16, 2017
cactus & succulents as feng shui plants

It’s no doubt that one of the most popular recent trends in home and backyard gardening has been the prevalence of succulents. These plants are usually small, can be planted in decorative pots and give any space an exotic feel. Moreover, succulents are extremely hardy plants that don’t need a lot of maintenance or care…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 5, 2017
growing orchids

“Love is an orchid which thrives principally on hot air.” – By an American author, Myrtle Reed Orchids are among the most beautiful flowers. Bringing them home could be like adding a gem to your miniature garden. Growing them is addictive as well as very tricky. If you are alien to the concept, we have…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 14, 2017
chair planters

As gardeners, we’re often forced to rely on our ingenuity and creativity to make the best of a situation and ensure that we are always trying something new with the garden. But, at times, we don’t have the resources at hand to make the garden look like or develop into what we want. However, we…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 7, 2017
how to grow rajnigandha flower

Isn’t the best part of a home garden the beautiful and aromatic fragrance that it gives out? Imagine coming home after a long and tiring day and then going to relax in your garden. It is an incredibly soothing feeling that can even be meditative if you choose the right plants and flowers for your…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 2, 2017
miniature plants

In sprawling cities, struggling for space, a flat dweller hardly gets any place for the conventional type of gardening. For such urban gardeners, the alternatives are hanging baskets, bottle gardening, tray landscaping and miniature gardening. Miniature gardens are attraction points these days in various plant exhibitions and flower shows. What is Miniature Gardening? Miniature gardening…

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Ornamental Gardening
// May 22, 2017
arrowhead plant

Syngonium is quick growing, ornamental foliage plant with trailing habit, suitable for small pots and trellises. Syngonium is commonly called ‘Arrowhead’ plant because its leaves are sagittate (like an arrowhead) or three cut and mostly variegated. Belonging to family Araceae, Syngonium podophyllum is the most popular species of arrowhead plant, widely used in gardening. There…

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Ornamental Gardening
// May 15, 2017
growing zinnias

It’s that time of the year again when we put all of our efforts into making our home gardens look lovely and bloom with a variety of colors. Now, while there is a multitude of beautiful flowers that you can choose from, obviously some are better than others. Ideal ones bloom quickly, stay that way…

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Ornamental Gardening
// April 24, 2017
planting sunflower seeds

Sunflower is an annual plant, that grows with big, daisylike flower. It is tall and course, has creeping or tuberous roots and large, bristly leaves. Some sunflower varieties grow to over 16 feet in height while the dwarf varieties thrive well in small spaces and containers. Most sunflowers are heat and drought tolerant. They also…

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Ornamental Gardening
// April 14, 2017
garden planters

As a home gardener, it’s important to stay on top of new trends because they are an excellent way to add more variety and life to the garden. So if you’re looking to try something new, the window box garden is a good place to start. It gives you access to the window sill, which…

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Ornamental Gardening
// April 7, 2017
low maintenance plants

Today, we all are leading a fast paced life. With the timer running on all our activities, how can one dedicate himself to creating a beautiful garden? Even people with an unending love for gardening end up saying that they do not have time to take care of plants and hence cannot garden. For all…

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Ornamental Gardening
// April 5, 2017
ground cover plants

A home garden is precious because we put so much effort into every inch, every nook, every corner and every square foot. Which is exactly why sometimes our home gardens aren’t very feet-friendly? This is an aspect that most home gardeners tend to overlook because we don’t think about the times that we’ll be walking…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 24, 2017
indoor bonsai tree

Bonsai making is the art of aesthetic dwarfing of woody and semi-woody trees and shrubs in a shallow pan or container. The word bonsai comes from the Japanese language, “bon – tray” or shallow bowl and “sai – a plant”, so literally, it means planting in the tray. By planting the trees in shallow containers,…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 20, 2017
fast growing trees in india

Trees are considered as ‘Lungs of Earth’. They are the biological entities with a perennial, tall, and conspicuous trunk. Evergreen, large trees serve as natural air conditioners especially in hot and dry climate, by lowering down temperatures of surroundings through transpiration. A careful planting of trees enhances the beauty of surroundings and brings the change…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 17, 2017
water garden plants

A water garden can be a very personal & charming feature of a garden. A garden pond can be combined with rocks, hardy pond plants, waterside plants; as if the water course has made its way through the stones and the plants are growing naturally. A depth of 75 cm (2.5 ft) is considered suitable…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 13, 2017
succulent arrangements

The trend for planting succulents in the garden and placing them around the home started not too long ago. But now, it is one of the trendiest and most creative things that you can do! You can decorate your living room and bedrooms with miniature succulents that freshen up the surroundings and also plant them…

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Ornamental Gardening
// March 7, 2017
summer flowering plants

Summer may not be such a pleasant time for us, but there are so many plants that bloom wonderfully in scorching heat & direct sunlight of Indian summer. These are seasonal flowering plants that are herbaceous in nature. Summer annuals are known for their bright coloured spectacular flowers, excellent for pot gardens & flower beds….

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Ornamental Gardening
// February 5, 2017
african flower

The African Violet is famous for the myriad of colours that it flowers in, from violet to blue, to white and even pink. It is a hardy plant that can easily thrive indoors. This fact makes it a perfect decoration for your kitchen table, windowsill work table or bedside drawer. This is the reason that…

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Ornamental Gardening
// January 23, 2017
gladiolus flowers

The word Gladiolus is derived from the Latin word Gladius, that means a sword.  It is also known as ‘Sword lily’, because of its sword-like leaves. Gladiolus is popular for its magnificent flowering spikes, large blooms, dazzling colors, different size & long keeping quality. The color range in Gladiolus is fantastic & almost any color…

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Ornamental Gardening
// December 25, 2016
Bougainvillea - Climber plant

Variety is the spice of life… but it is also what adds life to your garden! If you have different types of plants and flowers growing there together, then the garden looks just that much more beautiful. Sometimes, we think that adding different types of plants will make the garden harder to manage. It can…

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Ornamental Gardening
// December 5, 2016
flowering plants in india

Fragrance in the garden is as essential as color. It is said that of the five senses, smell is the one with best memory. Some of the greatest perfumes are extracted from the best smelling flowers. Natural scents of flowers are often used for healing & relaxing purpose in aroma therapy. Many of the aromatic…

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Ornamental Gardening
// November 29, 2016
Rose plant in pot

This is the second blog of our blog series on ‘Growing Roses.’ Click here to read our first blog on, ‘Introduction to the world of Roses’. Who doesn’t want a majestic Rose flower blooming in your home garden!  In India, we often like to grow Roses in Pots outside. This blog will help you to…

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Ornamental Gardening
// November 27, 2016
air purifier plants

The benefits of having an indoor or outdoor home garden cannot be overstated. They are the source of fresh, healthy food and ingredients, a place to get some peace of mind, a way to reconnect with nature, a hobby that can fill up the dull hours and most importantly, they are the instigators of healthy…

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Ornamental Gardening
// November 14, 2016
growing chrysanthemums

A garden brimming with colorful flowers like Chrysanthemum is every gardener’s delight. A winter garden would be incomplete without these perennials often called ‘mums.’ Is your garden Winter ready? Chrysanthemum is also known as ‘Glory of the east’. It is one of the most widely cultivated garden flowers & ranks probably next to Rose in…

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Ornamental Gardening
// November 9, 2016
Flowerbeds

Flowerbed is arguably the most beautiful part of a garden. Herbaceous Seasonal flowering annuals are planted in flower beds. Annuals provide a spectacular display of color in the garden; as they thrive best in the open ground & look natural. To develop & maintain good looking flowerbeds one needs to follow & practice certain cultural…

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Ornamental Gardening
// November 6, 2016
Wild blue color aster flowers

Asters are easy to grow daisy-like perennials that offer beauty to a garden. Perennial Asters are also known as ‘Michaelmas Daisy’. These star-shaped flowers are rewarding in every sense. They are available in more than 600 varieties. Some are less than a foot tall while others are two feet tall and look stunning as cut…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 26, 2016
Alpine aster

Flowers are colorful, fragrant, and exude the joy of life. The most popular type of home gardens in India is annuals, i.e., ones that are raised from seeds, grow, bloom, seed & exhaust themselves during a season. These seasonal flowering plants have the advantage of a tremendous variety of color, size & form. They occupy…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 21, 2016
Marigold Petals with diyas

The festival of lights or Diwali is probably the most awaited family celebration of the year. Neighbourhood after neighborhood is lit up as brightly as possible, poised and ready to welcome happiness and prosperity. Of course, the official puja has already begun with the Navratri and Dussehra starts the 20-day countdown to Diwali. At this…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 19, 2016
Rose flower in the garden

‘Love planted a Rose & the world turned sweet’- Katharine Lee Bates Rose is ‘The king of flowers.’ It is woven into the history of India & enjoys pride of place. Starting from the common Desi pink variety, tremendous progress has been made in Rose growing in the country. Scientifically known as Rosa sp. belonging…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 16, 2016
shady flowering plants

While cultivating a home garden, we have to face many limitations and problems because not everyone has perfect outdoor conditions. One of the biggest things that can stop you or even discourage you from growing any plants is the lack of sunlight. After all, sunlight is what nurtures the plants, feeds them and gives them…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 12, 2016
How to grow Bougainvillea?

The Bougainvillea is a tropical and vibrant flower that can add a little more color, beauty, and exoticness to your garden. It is a vine plant that climbs trellises and walls and creates a ‘living wall‘ feature in the garden. It also blooms for most of the year, and so your effort will be there…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 9, 2016
indoor moss plants

Climbers can make an excellent addition to any garden. They make a beautiful ‘living wall’ that not only utilizes space well but also adds an extra dimension to any garden. So when someone enters your precious garden space, they aren’t just panning left to right like any old regular space but also up and down…

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Ornamental Gardening
// October 5, 2016
Succulents in pots

In a diverse and flourishing garden environment, you can often find some varieties of plant like fruits, flowers, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, creepers, etc. that would be the sign of not only a bountiful garden, but also a discerning gardener who believes in going that extra mile. But there is one other type of plant that…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 26, 2016
annual flowers

Starting something from scratch can be daunting, you never know how much effort you have to put in and when your efforts will bear fruit. When it comes to home gardens, nowadays, most people prefer transplanting already cultivated plants as this saves some time and effort and also ensures that you already have some beautiful…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 23, 2016
climbing plants with flowers

Gardens without climbers are extremely rare. Trailing plants in a garden are vital along with trees & shrubs. They need some support to grow upon; such support can be an architectural feature. Many garden climbers produce some of the most beautiful looking flowers. Flowering climbers grow very well on outdoor garden features that are under…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 12, 2016
creative terrariums

The wonderful thing about a home garden project or any home project is that you have a lot of room to try out all the exciting ideas. It gives you the opportunity to let your creativity flow and bring out the most imaginative DIY projects that you have always wanted to execute. Terrariums are a…

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 9, 2016
Pink hibiscus flower

Did you know that Hibiscus is offered to Goddess Kali because it represents her tongue? Ganesha too loves this flower as its petals have the unique ability to emit divine consciousness. Wish to Grow Hibiscus at Home? Hibiscus is a large genus of flowering plants with hundreds of species belonging to biological family Malvaceae (mallow)….

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Ornamental Gardening
// September 2, 2016
Growing Durva

Doob grass is a very popular grass species, which is native to the Indian subcontinent. Scientifically known as Cynodon dactylon, belonging to family Poaceae (Grass family); this grass is known by many common names like ‘Indian doob grass‘, ‘Durva’, ‘Bermuda grass’, ‘Hariyali’ etc. It is found growing naturally all over India on roadsides, open grasslands,…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 19, 2016
Unusual plants

Nature can be stranger than fiction. The plant world is full of mysteries. Certain plant species have unusual appearance; these plants look odd, strange, and bizarre. Such plants are grown in the garden as ‘specimen plants’ because they quickly catch our attention due to their unusual yet attractive looks. Let’s explore the strange species of…

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Ornamental Gardening
// August 8, 2016
Hydrangeas

When you think of hydrangeas, you immediately get a picture of beautiful bold colors like blue, white, pink, red, etc. adorning your garden in thriving clusters. They manage to give a garden characteristic while making it seem alive and flourishing. Their broad flower heads garner attention no matter where they grow and set your garden…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 22, 2016
Green Fern Plant

Ferns are extremely handsome because of their elegant leaves and lovely range of colors. They are widely useful for different purposes in a garden. These evergreen, non-flowering shrubs are most popular houseplants in the world. These decorative, ornamental plants look best when planted in the following ways: 1. Indoor pots: Ferns grow well in different…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 20, 2016
Teacup Garden Planter

A home garden is an excellent way to bring out the nurturing side of you. You need to take off little details so that your plants may thrive and develop well. But it is also a brilliant way to bring out your creativity if you want to take your garden from being just run of…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 18, 2016
Monsoon Annual Flowering Plants

What’s blooming on your flower beds this monsoon? Seasonal flowering annuals are quick growing herbaceous plants which complete their life cycle in one season i.e. 3-6 months. They tend to produce some of the most beautiful, attractive, colourful flowers while they last. These are perfect for outdoor flower beds & pots kept in sunny spots….

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 13, 2016
Green Walls

Home gardens love variety, whether that relates to the type of flowers and fruits you plant or the type of garden itself. One much-favored way to create something different in a home garden is the ‘Living Wall’ or the vertical garden. A beautiful vertical garden can often be the hint of diversity that you need….

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 11, 2016
Moss Stick Plants

Can we grow climbers indoors? Yes!!!! Many beautiful indoor plants of climbing nature grow very well in pots with moss sticks. Sphagnum moss is tied all over PVC pole to make a moss stick. Preferably medium or large sized earthen/plastic pot is selected to keep the moss stick upright. Plants grown on moss sticks are…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 8, 2016
Green wall

Garden lovers will know that nothing makes an environment look better than variety. So that isn’t just the diversity of colors, flowers, fruits, and vegetables but also in how you grow them. You could have little shrubs, border plants, centerpiece plants and hanging plants. When all of these come together in the right way, you…

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Ornamental Gardening
// July 1, 2016
Growing Larkspur

Annual, Consolida Orientalis What you need to know about Larkspur flowers: Larkspur – the July birth flower brightens up your garden with its vibrant colors, feathery foliage, and impressive heights. An absolute in the backyard beds or lovely vases these flowers are a show stealer. This plant is the member of the Delphinium family and…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 24, 2016
Monsoon flowers

The monsoon season is a season of gardening in India. It is the season that delights urban and rural dwellers equally and gives us relief from the harsh summer sun. The humid air suddenly turns fragrant with the scent of impending rain and the smell of the monsoon flowers that are rearing their head, as…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 15, 2016

The trend of decorating the indoor garden with hanging baskets is gaining popularity. Hanging baskets are most suitable for terrace, balcony & windows as well as any indoor location. For the best looks, selection of right plants is significant. Here is a list of top flowering plants that can be grown in hanging baskets: 1….

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 13, 2016
peony flower

Peonies are outrageously charming flowers that bloom during the springtime. These fragrant beauties with deeply lobed leaves range from red to white or yellow. These flowers are one of the most popular garden plants in Asia and America. They are available in the spring and summer in these countries as cut flowers in bunches. Peonies…

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Ornamental Gardening
// June 3, 2016

Don’t you love it when you have a thriving, modern garden on your balcony? One that gives you all the benefits of greenery without ever being cluttered or cumbersome. It just adds that extra layer of natural beauty to your home, providing freshness and color that just sets a balcony apart. But what are the…

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Ornamental Gardening
// May 26, 2016
salvia, salvia splendens

Annual Flower Biological Name: Salvia splendens Family:  Lamiaceae Description: Fill your garden beds and patios with these resplendent red flowers. Growing in profusion with erect spikes these flowers are available in purple, pink or white varieties and add a distinct appeal to the garden.  Growing Information: Tools needed to grow Salvia Plant: Gardening gloves Packet…

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Ornamental Gardening
// May 25, 2016
how to grow marigold, zendu flower

Annual Flower Biological Name: Tagetes patula Family:  Asteraceae French Marigold Flower Description : A garden staple since decades, this aromatic variety of Marigold is short and not as upright as the African species. They appear in the bright and attractive orange, red and yellow colors. What makes French Marigolds a must have in every garden…

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Ornamental Gardening
// May 19, 2016
flowering plants, beautiful flowers

A basic understanding of Annuals and Perennials is a must. Both these broad groups provide colorful and attractive flowers and foliage in a wide variety. In order to glam up your kitchen garden or backyard and create a long-lasting one, we need to understand the plants that fall under these respective categories. Technically, annuals are…

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Ornamental Gardening
// May 9, 2016
flower pot, terracotta pots, plastic pots, ceramic pots

Containers look phenomenal in a garden. So if you want to play with different sizes and shapes of containers and are juggling with thoughts on which ones to pick, here we are with various types for you to explore and choose from. There are numerous types of containers that suit different kinds of weather conditions,…

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Ornamental Gardening
// May 8, 2016
house plants, plants for bathroom

Have you ever thought of adding plants to your bathroom? If not, then rethink. You can bank on the low light and humidity in your bathroom to grow tropical trees. They would not just look great but would also purify the air of your refreshment zone. You could easily place the plants by your windowsill…

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