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 […]
Walking around the village this week, I saw this grand old banyan with a tiny shrine below it… …and this cheerful laburnum. In Kerala, this tree (Cassia Fistula) announces the […]
Our March landscape is bursting with reds and greens! The palash is over, and the ground is littered with faded orange flowers and green pods. Hundreds of bright green parrots […]