Here is an exclusive premier show of the produce from my roof top. After a season of Fresh Mint, now it is the time to showcase chrysanthemum flowers. This year, I have been clicking the photos from the very beginning. Starting from the time we planted these a couple of months back and all the way till now, you can see the same through these pics. Not much work done by me this year, full credit to my parents for taking good care of these plants! Hard work always pays off, I can kill a lot of time watching these colorful flowers at my rooftop!
You can see last years article on the same Chrysanthemum flowers here. All the photos were clicked using my good old Canon PowerShot SD630. I am heading over to Coorg tomorrow morning for a 2 days trip. Oh yeah, it would be an outing with office folks, who don’t love outings when it is planned during weekdays? 😉 If you wish to see these pics bigger and better, head over to my flickr photo stream.
No special prize for guessing, a travelogue and a photo stream of Greenery awaits you all in the next article on this blog!
I saw your beautiful garden with awesome sevanti flowers,iam very much interested to grow sevnthi flowers.pl guide me about the weather condition to grow these fiowers.is it required more sunlight or less?
I am not feeling the growth and my flowers are not blooming complete what should i do for my chamanthi plant
I’ve been growing chrysanthemum since two years in my backyard. Off late, the rate at which it flowers has declined drastically. It has also caught on some pests. I don’t know what type of pests they are, but they are white in color and look like lice. How do I get rid of them?
Metro Greens says
I’m sorry to interrupt in between, but, I believe the white insects you’re experiencing on your chrysanths are white mealybugs. Here’s a wiki image of these: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Ladybug%28india%29.jpg
These are extremely hard to get rid off because of their tendency to hide in places hard to reach. I’m facing these in my chrysanths and my hibiscus plant and these occasionally spread to other plants like marigolds and other seasonal flowering plants I grow. I haven’t been able to completely get rid of these, by either using an insecticide, as these have a white waxy coating on their bodies which protects them. I think the best protection is to get rid of these by a jet of water or by manually removing them.
yes! exactly those ones in the pic! i have tried using jets of water and also dusting ash (suggested on another site online). But it hasn’t helped much.
Metro Greens says
That’s the real problem. I’ve failed time and again with a lot of such remedies to get rid of these. A few forums suggested use of diluted dishwash before using insecticide. It failed. Another forum suggested using water streams, but, it failed too. I put this info up in my blog too, for fellow gardeners like you. These mealybugs are quite deadly for the plants, and are very seriously damaging my hibiscus plant, but, I’ve decided to fight back.
Metro Greens says
I must say, superb chrysanthemum pics.
Shreeja N says
Hi, Got to know of this blog thru Indiblogger. Very informative articles. Read quite a few. Have recently started my blog, say 2 months old. Would be very happy if you could review it. No wonder you got selected as the best blogger of 2010 by Indiblogger. Regards, Shreeja
thanks to giving tips for howto grow the sevanthige.And i planted four thousand crops in middle of the june. and when will the yield come to my hand for marketting purpose.I planned that the yeild will come end of september.please give me the details.thank you
thanks to giving tips for howto grow the sevanthige.And i planted four thousand crops in middle of the june. and when will the yield come to my hand for marketting purpose.I planned that the yeild will come end of september.please give me the details.thank you.
I found this website searching for growing sevanthige. We will be moving into a new flat in bangalore and have a small garden. I would like to grow these in my garden. I would like to know when is the best season to plant these, now during summer or wait till june for the monsoon to begin. Thanks
The right time to plant sevanthige would be around June/July, just when the monsoons are about to begin. Since the summer is getting really hot, it would be good to wait till then 🙂
congrats Mohan. i just read that u recd 50 k on a contest! way to go!:)
Thank you Sharon!
Wow! now we know what you do between your blogging breaks!looking at these beauties is a surefire way to rejuvenate!
Ah.. you got to know a secret of my other hobby.. didn’t you? Thanks Varsha!
The Pics are lovely.I love all kinds of flowers.Infact i take a pic whenever i see a different type of flower. Your terrace garden is beautiful. My mom loves gardening and we too have one.Our terrace garden has marigolds right now.:-)
Thanks Sri! well, now that I am just back from Coorg, watch out for more colorful flowers in the upcoming posts!
you still owe me an article on how to setup rooftop garden :).
I missed it completely Dinesh! Sorry for the delay, I will certainly post it sometime soon.
prasanna raghavan says
very nice taste. regards to your parents.
your photo stream truly inspired me. I do have a small veg. garden in my yard.
Enjoy the trip.
Thanks prasanna, I will convey that to my parents. Had an awesome trip for sure!
Roshmi (Musings of an Unknown Indian) says
“I can kill a lot of time watching these colorful flowers at my rooftop!”
Ummm… doesn’t that sound like ‘idling’ or ‘wasting time’. Spending time in one’s garden admiring such lovely flowers is such a joy! 🙂 🙂
Not at all! It is like cherishing an accomplishment and that is never idling in my view. That gives inspiration to move to the next level 🙂
Dr Pratibha says
awesome,beautiful,sweet and fresh flowers.wonderful clicks and really the credit goes to your parents for taking care of those flowers.
Thanks Dr! Absolutely, they surely deserve that for all their regular hard work 🙂
Blooming, Nice ones.
What a lush rooftop garden! The flowers are lovely. Have a nice holiday!
Thank you.. it was indeed awesome!
Have fun in Coorg…loved the pics 🙂 You have a lovely terrace garden.
So pretty! Have a gr8 time with ur team 😀
We had a great time Swaram… next post in the making 🙂
At Lalbagh Gardens the flower show of these flowers were beautiful.
I have missed lalbagh flowershow for 2 years in a row.. need to visit for sure next time.