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I couldn’t make it to Independence day flower show at Lalbagh this year. So, what? here is a set of pics from my own garden :). Along with that, here comes a puzzle for you all. Name the plant if you can with greenish spherical budding flowers on top of tentacles like structures captured below. Gardening is certainly teaching me so many things – the result of effort takes patience and nurturing. At the same time, it teaches science and responsibility too! I am thoroughly enjoying the artistic natural colors and shape of each flower. I have included a pic with few early tomatoes too, watch out this space for the changing colors in those tomatoes as they ripen :). By the way, a month old brinjal plants are getting more greener with large leaves… more pics of that to come here in near future as well!

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  • Mohan August 27, 2009, 10:24 pm

    Ok folks.. since none of you could figure out which plant that budding flower belongs to, here is the answer! – CROTON plant :) i will post more flowers of this plant soon.

  • Urban Green August 27, 2009, 8:07 pm

    hope to see more pictures of your terrace garden..!

    • Mohan August 27, 2009, 8:56 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. Sure, keep coming back often to see more pics :)

  • leif hagen August 27, 2009, 5:10 pm

    Namaskara! Chennagi deera? I just discovered you blog today – it’s interesting! I spent 4 weeks in Bengaluru in Feb with a Rotary international GSE exchange! Dhanyavadagalu Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA

    • Mohan August 27, 2009, 10:19 pm

      Hi Egan, Nice to see your love for the local language! Vandanegalu. Naanu chennagiddene. Neevu hegiddeera?

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Do keep visiting often :)

  • heal_az August 19, 2009, 11:38 am

    Hydrangeas? Just because it sounds funky… :)

    • Mohan August 21, 2009, 7:31 pm

      No Sujata… I will post the result if no one else answers in next couple of days.

  • vineeta August 17, 2009, 2:46 pm

    Wow.. I missed Lalbagh too! I completely forgot till I saw ur blog! Anyways.. let me also try.. is that pepper?

    • Mohan August 17, 2009, 8:00 pm

      Nope :(
      Well here is the clue folks… it is not a vegetable or spice plant.. Let me see who gets it now.

  • heal_az August 17, 2009, 11:57 am

    No idea Mohan about the name of the plant. Is it vegetable or flower? If veggi- than I would have guessed musturd….fluke! :)

    I love home grown fresh veggi, these tamatoes look!

    • Reshma August 17, 2009, 12:23 pm

      It is still a month or two away for the actual colorful flowers to bloom and you seem to have caught them early. Nice to see vegetables also. Even I have no clue on what plant it is… waiting for answers :)

      • Mohan August 17, 2009, 12:30 pm

        I know.. you can still try. I won’t reveal this time so easily :)

    • Mohan August 17, 2009, 12:29 pm

      it is a budding flower :) and it is not mustard :D

  • Kavitha August 16, 2009, 10:04 pm

    Wow.. you started with vegetables too? Good going mohan. I will visit you sometime to enjoy your hard effort on growing these plants. Please plan for an article on what all plants to choose for weather conditions in Bangalore.

    • Mohan August 17, 2009, 9:52 am

      Yes! Just experimenting with few to start with.. it should help me in the long run when I get into actual farm sometime down the lane :). Sure, drop in on any of the sundays… I am still very naive at this, nevertheless will write on that soon.

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