The northeast monsoon is playing truant again and the poor trees think it’s winter already. Two of the mango trees have begun flowering in a feeble, apologetic sort of way. […]
I recently added a book to my library: Flora of the Southern Western Ghats and Palnis: A Field Guide by Pippa Mukherjee, Niyogi Books. The two books on Indian wild […]
This is a beautiful creeper with bright, ink-blue, conch-shaped flowers. It is used in several Ayurvedic medicines, being primarily recommended as a brain tonic. However, there is some controversy about […]
Call it laburnum, cassia fistula, golden shower, amaltas, Vishu kanni, or anything else – it’s stunning in any language.
Prettier than any you can make or buy, this is a bouquet put together by a rose plant that is its own person, requiring nothing except water. We have been […]
That’s its name in Kannada – gobra soppu, meaning manure leaf. Which made me think it must be an indigenous tree. But to my surprise, I found that Gliricidia Sepium […]
The day dawns with these gorgeous clouds. I remember an old rhyme that goes: Red in the morning, shepherd’s warning. And hope it holds good for us. Shepherds in England […]