Continued from segment 1 of the entry where we, the plant lovers reminisce the memories we have associated with plants, where the leafy greens are more than just storehouse of environment friendliness.
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(Written by me, compiled by my mom) This is one beautiful transformation that we hadn’t expected which took place in a very limited time where an ordinary looking balcony with mud pots was waiting to be flanked by not just greens but dollops of red, yellow, purple, orange and more along with a beautiful bamboo wind chime!
The centre of attraction is an idol of Buddha which symbolizes peace and serenity.
Thank you so much Aneesh and Rashmi for hands on contribution to getting this to reality.
The pots at the ground level are aesthetic with a modern art theme and some of the other pot holders are made from recycling wooden pallettes, bottles and plastic pipes. There are different varieties of plants from creepers to standard indoor plants and the soil used is cocopeat which has excellent water retention capability and stands out in quality.
Every single morning I have my sip of coffee, bite into my breakfast cookie and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that passes through this beauty!
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(Written by my mom) Patchouli plant or Pacha thene in Kannada and Pacha Kanasu in Konkani is a popular herb belonging to Lamiaceace family. It has fragrant leaves bearing small white or pale purple flowers.
My mother gave me some tiny saplings of Pachouli which I planted in a pot. They say when one plant lover gives a plant to another with positive vibes, the plant thrives well.
These plants are cultivated mainly for its aromatic oil which is used in traditional medicines to cure fungal infections, eczema and aromatherapy. They are good insect repellent too. They can be easily propagated using cuttings or seeds.
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(Written by me, reference to my brother) The love for mango and plants/saplings runs in the family and since the golden mango seed acts as a lucky charm, it is simple as it is to just leave it in the garden soil and wait for it to germinate and come to life after several months and even years. Rearing a mango tree at every location has left a mark as a home feeling; be it in Goa, the engineering hostel in Manipal and even at the backyard of our Bangalore home. Its growth from a sapling to a tree signifies the number of years cherished at each place that makes the house a home.