I have thought of joining this blog hop for some time.But kept missing somehow.But today I remembered.
My blogging journey and balcony garden are approximately of the same duration.About two and a half to three years.I can honestly tell you that I wrote only thesis papers and scientific papers before that.The last time I wrote a story was in school.Then I started blogging .i can write when I have a view of my potted plants around.I have a wish to have trees too in my balcony!Plant where you are. #balgonygardening #ThursdayTreelove Click To Tweet
But that’s not practical.So I do with those that will survive in the microclimate of a balcony.
I so want to share my balcony pics.Because here on Thursday Tree love I have people who love green as much as I do.There’s immense pleasure in appreciating nature and being inspired by it.
Before buying plants for my balcony I check 3 things.
- Flowering or nonflowering.
- Light and water needs.
- Seasonal, annual or perennial.
Stressing about my plants is a part of having your own garden.More so since we travel frequently.Luckily God has given me helpful Sister-in-law and a brother-in-law, who pitches in too.So they plant sit my plant babies when we travel and catch up with life away from hospital stuff.
the only way to survive in this concrete world with its daily dose of violent death and disease it’s important to find more things and people who are sharing positive stories.This ThursdayTree love is definitely one such.
Today I am sharing a picture of the Ixora yellow also called Maui yellow Ixora.It is one of the easiest plants to grow in a balcony.Not finicky at all.Blooms throughout the year.It’s a tropical evergreen shrub.But can grow to be quite tall.Mine is about two and a half feet now and has been with me for four years.It likes the hot sun .full sun is preferred .this time of the year my bedroom window box gets the maximum sunlight.It blooms there.It loves acidic well drained soil and has bright and sunny yellow blooms in beautiful clusters.
This post is also part of an experiment where an Orange Ixora is also planted in the same pot.Will reveal the full pic next week!
I planted it in an old plastic tub since I was recycling.Now I never buy plastic pots or tubs.It’s a pain when you want to re-pot!The only thing that matters more than not cutting down trees is planting more of them.Every day .community gardens ,vertical gardens ,rooftop gardens.Plant where you are.
Do you garden ?let me know about what’s blooming in your garden now in the comments below.
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