Thursday, August 05, 2010

Leaps And Bounds

In 2009, I started getting plants into my 6 year old house. I wanted to put in roots? I wanted desperately to have a garden. Growing up in a bungalow with a half acre garden, makes one desperately want green. I started out by getting 5 plants and a gardener, who after laughing long and hard at my 5 pots, started gifting me all unwanted rejects from the massive gardens he tended to. I also started adding a plant here and a plant there. Now, I have over 40 plants. And, my aloe vera is thriving in not one but 2 pots.
This was my aloe vera plant when I got it in 2009.
This is my Aloe Vera now. It is thriving and actually sprouting babies. From one straggly Aloe Vera baby, I now have over 10 Aloe Vera plants. The big fat one that is tied to the stick is the original plant.
Another pic.
A lot of you accomplished gardeners may laugh at my foolhardy attempts. But, when I return from work and see my plants, I know I'm home.

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At 8:13 PM, Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

I don't think accomplished gardeners laugh at any person's efforts at keeping plants. Real gardeners [I'm not one, I'm an amateur-amateur] like plants too much and give lots of advice.

Besides, your plants are lovely.

By the way, google NASA, Dr. Wolverton, the benefits of indoor plants.

You will get a wonderful surprise!

At 11:40 PM, Anonymous growingthinnah said...

Wow. Looks great. I am also doubly inspired. I want to grow some herbs and vegetables. Let's see where I reach as I have no clue how to.

btw, the chauli creeper is steadily yielding stalks at the rate of a dozen per week. Makes for a new kind of salad. Yesterday, I was able to make a delicious chauli stalk and carrot stir fried kachumber.

At 3:14 PM, Blogger kiwiandkitsch said...

I am trying to create a vegetable patch in a 1 ft by 2.5 ft space in my balcony.. isn't going very good. But effort counts. BTW you have 40 plants now, where are they?


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