The Chrysanthemum plants have innumerable buds; some of which have already flowered. I have about a dozen vareity of the Mums. They will flower for the next two months or so. Once in fifteen days, I fertilize them - either with Rose mixture or horse manure or use Maxi Grow. I use Neem oil as pesticide; spray it twice a month. The flowers are lovely. I am hoping to seem them all blooms together. What a colorful sight that would be!
The Magenta-colored flower in the last row is not a Mum. I am yet to find out the botanical name of the plant. This plant has flowers throughout the year, if growing conditions are apt. When I was a child, this plant was so common, and we had this plant in our garden and loved its flowers. I have realized that it is good to grow native plants and plants that adapt to conditions of the place where we reside.
I thought that my African Violets reached a slow death, but two of them have survived and they seem to like the shade under the Neem tree. One of them has several buds and a few White-colored violets. The Rose plants too are in full bloom. It's raining flowers on the terrace garden!
That's all from me this week. Keep gardening!