It has been raining for a few weeks, and yes, the plants seem to crave for lots of sunshine. My vegetable patch is the worst affected. Okra flowers fell off after blooming; no fruits for a long time, I guess. I only hope the other flowers manage to stay and turn into fruits. Caladium plants too have lost a few leaves. And, God, plants are infected - White lice.
But the good part is that the plants look neat and lovely. My water plants love the rain water; raindrops on them look like diamonds. Seeds and bulbs have sprouted. The balsam seeds have germinated. The gladiolus bulbs are growing stronger and bigger. I am wondering if I should transplant the plants into separate containers, after a week or so.
This morning I pruned plants, removed the weeds, sprayed insecticide, and also put a handful of manure. Hard work. Thankfully, it did not rain today! Guess what... I had sowed sprouted peas, and voila, I see one of them breaking the soil to say a Hello!
Yippe, I managed to get strawberry plants. I also bought a plant known as Bridal Bouquet. These flowers are fragrant. To support the plant, I got an interesting looking branch from our neem tree. I put the branch into the container and twirled the creeper around. Ah, looks Zen-ish!
Our terrace garden missed artifacts. Today we bought two horses and one toad stool made of terracotta. We have placed them at random, but need to re-arrange sometime later. Eventful Sunday!
Ah, I tried my hand on bonsai. A decade ago, I had helped my mother make a bonsai. The tree stayed with us for a decade and more; but my dear doggie (may his soul rest in peace) smashed the pot and plant.
I bought a bonsai pot, mesh, and wire. I had a Jambul (Nerale) tree growing silently in the container that has aloe vera plant. This is my first bonsai. Let's see how successful this experiment will be.
Today have truly been a back-breaking Sunday.
Note: All the photos are taken from my Nokia mobile phone; excuse the clarity.