The Spring is here officially and the temperature is hot already at an average of 30 deg. Celsius. I've been talking about starting veggies for long now and I did so two weeks ago. The results weren't great but a few that did germinate are encouraging.
The arrival of Spring is marked by the flowering of Indian Licorice.
The Jasmines followed the queue with its wonderful fragrance wafting in the air, first being the Arabian Jasmine 'Belle of India' (Readers of my older posts might remember the Old Hag who used to tell me the stories from Ancient Legends of Plants).
She looks as if a flower has bloomed from the one below - as if one single petaled flower has been placed over the other. Lovely, ain't it!
Arabian Jasmine 'Maid of Orleans' isn't doing bad either.
It's surprising that the River Jasmine is blooming crazily even in this hot climate because we get them in the market only during colder climates. Anyways that's good for me!
I had a super-duper surprise two weeks ago. As usual, I didn't get what I sowed but something else - this time really cool plants! I sowed Columbines and Lavender but I got these:
Oh yea, I mentioned the basil in my last post and it's grown really well. One looks bleached and the other one is purple.
The Bush tomatoes have grown well and one of the seedling has already started giving out buds.
The 'Golden Queen' Tomato has germinated
Here's another clue to that mystery plant...
4 days ago