I have been working for over a couple of months now to set up a roof top garden. You got it right! Garden on roof top since there is no space left on the ground after constructing our sweet home. I did plenty of it in my childhood, but it is different now. The difference is that, during my childhood, we had ample space in front of our house and my mom was an expert in gardening. Now, the same space has become concrete jungle! hence decided to have a replica of it on my roof top. I have begun to really enjoy gardening.
Back then, we had various kind of plants which were producing colorful flowers and a variety of vegetables. I remember the gardening mostly for planting, pulling weeds and picking the produce. There’s nothing wrong with all those things and they are certainly a part of gardening. The difference now is that I see the gardening much differently, limited to mud pots to grow plants. I have been successful with few flower plants & ayurvedic plants (having medicine nature). I have enjoyed taking the time to watch the life in the various plants. I love to observe how they grow. In the flower gardens I always try to make sure that things are appealing visually. The pain of gardening when I was young was that the weeds seemed to grow easier than any of the plants that we planted. As I have watched my garden grow I have been entertained as I have seen some of my pumpkin, ridge gourd and bottle gourd plants overrun the most tenacious species of my weeds.
It is routine to me on a daily basis that I water all the plants in the early morning. One of the rose bud sprouted out a couple of days back and a photo of the same was clicked using my K750i. Similarly other plants like Aloe vera and Night queen (aka Brahma Kamala) are growing up good. Other than that I have a few chrysanthemum species (locally known as Sevantige). Look forward to get more plants as the days progress and make a better garden soon.
It is those kinds of random occurances that ensure that I can never tire of working in the garden and observing the growth of the plants. As a nice bonus, I get good flowers for worshiping the god.