10th January is marked as Houseplants Appreciation Day. Here's a collection of many of the pictures of plants in my balcony and some from my friends' gardens. Enjoy the slide show.
Buds of cereus plant just a couple of days before the bloom. The flowers begin to open around 7pm and reach a bloom at around 9pm. The plant blooms twice a year. The flowers bloom only for a night .
Purple hued little anthoriums. Watered once a week and placed in partial shade. Protected from the strong sunlight , Hidden behind other sun loving plants in the balcony garden.
Velvety spikes all around The cereus bud above the ground Emerging from the laden leaf Just before the flower’s release Expectant and pink pregnant Holding heavenly charm at inner end Sikiladi
Sunbathed branches Sprawling and swaying with the draft They need to particular art n craft The sunbathed branches noisy loud Providing shade like a green cloud Sikiladi
Blooming Tales are found Within a bright leafy surround Buzzing with life ! Looking cheerful! These plants are the beauty on ground! Sikiladi
New life emerges from the old Soon the flowering buds shall unfold Will they be red , white or yellow gold? A new story of the bloom will be told! Sikiladi
The Acropolis, Adugodi, Bangalore The walkway and the lavish lawn The Acropolis in beauty wins the crown!
Rosy blooms on little flowers