Key bunch is a blog on Indian homes, design and interiors. I love blogs on interiors and design and I have a looong list of blogs in this category that I love to visit. Key bunch is one of my favourites in this list. This blog is almost never about posh interiors, high-priced hotels etc… It is about houses, decor and design that every average Indian can relate to. They have a September Blog Carnival with the theme “Say it with Flowers”. So here comes yet another post on flowers…
There are two jasmine pandals in our garden… Since jasmine plants belong to the climber variety, we create bamboo supports called pandal. They start blooming in the evenings, around 5 PM. We pluck the flowers before they bloom and make garlands out of them. On days when we don’t pluck flowers, their heavenly fragrance spreads throughout the garden.
Right next to the jasmine pandal are the rose plants. We started out with one plant… it grew so fast that we propagated it and now there are 3 rose plants. They are white roses with a tinge of pink around the petals. They flower all round the year and always have 6 to 8 flowers in every plant.
In spite of the many plans surrounding our house, the inside was not cheerful enough till we added a few indoor plants. We have a few climbers on the windows now…
And as always, the pretty flower arrangements make every corner and tabletop a pretty sight to look at.
Except for the front yard, rest of our garden is filled with native indian flowering and fruit plants. The front yard alone is different from the rest. It has a lawn with crotens and other pretty shrubs. A recent addition to our front yard is this new garbera plant. My dad bought it at a flower exhibition… we planted three, but only one survived. It flowers once a month and the flowers last almost two weeks (if the naughty squirrels don’t tear them apart).
To end this post, here is a favourite picture of mine shot by my loved one. A busy bee collecting all the nectar it can before the sun rises up. For those wondering what this strange flower is… it is the flower of a guava tree in my aunt’s house.
Hope you enjoyed the post. Do join the flower carnival at Key Bunch and share pics of your pretty flowers.