Chrysanthemums are blooming!

The chrysanthemums are also called as mums or chrysanths. It’s almost mid-August and fall mums are blooming.

These perennial mums are my favorite ones.  I always had them in my garden for many years. Two years back my lovely mum bushes died. So last year I started again with a couple of other perennial mums. It paid off. Now, these perennial yellow mums have started blooming. Other mums are also having lots of buds and will start to bloom in a week or so.

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When I first started my gardening, Continue reading

Feel Good Friday # Be Alive

All my annuals are giving color to the garden and blooming beautifully. It’s been hot lately and plants do need some rain. According to forecast, it’s going to be a washout this weekend. In the meantime, it seems like my pooch is having a good time during the evening hours.

 

Life is long and beautiful. It’s like my perennials. Sometimes they bloom and sometimes they don’t. But they are always alive.

– From Royal Pains TV drama

Recently I’ve been watching Royal Pains on Netflix. It’s about the concierge medicine practice in the Hamptons with a lot of medical mysteries. It aired on USA networks from 2009-2016. We are enjoying watching this comedy/medicine drama. Now, this has become our new summer ritual. We are halfway through it and need to finish watching all 104 episodes before summer ends.

 

Fragrant Jasmine in full bloom

Today is the day.  My Jasmine is in full bloom. It is at its peak and is beautiful!

My home is filled with the fragrant smell of jasmine. This brings back the memories of my childhood days in so many ways. I love this three-day showdown of jasmine bloom. Though it will bloom through out summer, the peak is mostly for 2-3 days.

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A few years back my friend gave me a small plant of jasmine. Continue reading

Love’s philosophy 

Beautiful rose from my garden.

The fountains mingle with the river

And the rivers with the ocean,

The winds of heaven mix for ever

With a sweet emotion;

Nothing in the world is single;

All things by a law divine

In one spirit meet and mingle.

Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high heaven

And the waves clasp one another;

No sister-flower would be forgiven

If it disdained its brother;

And the sunlight clasps the earth

And the moonbeams kiss the sea:

What is all this sweet work worth

If thou kiss not me?

-P.B.Shelly