Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s wishing you all a healthy, fulfilling and joyous 2020! My new year resolution is to keep a weather diary. And make a rain gauge. I […]
One of the biggest challenges for our farm is the poor soil. Mulch! mulch! mulch! is our motto. (And munch, munch, munch! is our practice.) We have been trying to […]
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 […]