Tuesday, March 19, 2013


A peek at the new batch of plants delivered by gamlaa.com. Fingers crossed they survive the harsh summer. Love them already!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Flop DIY Projects

Got quite a stash of bottles last night so decided to put it to good use in some DIY project. My first thought was to hang the bottles from the balcony grill but after reading umpteen instructions online realized that cutting off the base of the bottles was a little too complicated for a beginner like me so chickened out. Then tried hanging  them from ropes secured at the top, but after entwining them with the clothesline shaped like a tangled basket, still didn't feel secure so dropped that idea. Next, tried putting them in old handbags and hanging them on the railing but felt it may snap so gave that up too.

Guess it was just not my day. Gave up the creative buzz in my head and went back to simpler methods. Oh well, there's always a next time.

Also, while browsing through a few pages for DIY, chanced upon this site gamlaa.com. Was pretty kicked about it because finally I get to order plants online and though they do not have herbs and other organic saplings yet, saves me the trouble of lugging indoor, outdoor, and some flowering plants. There were around 9 pots that I had retired for the summer but now that home delivery's available, got online and placed my first order. Now waiting for the beauties to arrive. Fingers crossed. :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Serendipitous Sundays

Waking up on a Sunday morning to my plants is the most joyous activity right now in my life. Other days, its the hustle bustle of life where I am rushing through one chore to another but Sunday mornings are sacred.

So was shuttling back and forth tending to my plants, listening to melodious old songs wafting out in the background on Vh1 when something stopped me in my tracks. Happened to glance out of the dining room window and saw the sky change color in a matter of a few seconds from a dull grey to a bright orange. Was spellbound. My first instinct was to hunt for a camera but then decided to savour this moment in solitude instead of uploading just another sunrise pic to this already crowded digital world.

The beauty of the sunrise seemed to have eclipsed all other tasks so I sat back and watched the sun, in peace with the world for a few minutes till the doorbell rang and the maid woke me up from my utopian reverie. :)

So back to my rambles about my plants. The latest plant that I am fixated on is coriander (dhania). I've been reading several blogs on how to grow dhania and decided to try growing them at home. So here's a peek at the weekly progress of one of the dhania plants.

Still in the germination stage but hope by next week there is more progress. If all goes well it's going to take another 10-15 days before I can begin using my own home-grown produce and then I can get more ambitious in the gardening arena and venture to other produce too. :)