Unwind and find bliss with your own tiny Zen Garden

pic courtesy: PEXELS Can just sand, pebbles, stones and gravel make a garden? Sure can. A Japanese style zen garden. And how get we squeeze such bliss into our overcrowded, urban dwellings? By utilizing odd corners, balconies, terraces or even that small ledge of a shelf above your work desk. What is a Zen garden…

What you can grow in a couple of square feet

  Barley grass, fenugreek greens, mustard greens and yes, fennel green! Sometimes even the most negligent gardening gives great results. Everything to do with a good potting mix and the right temperature. After all this is the   and everything can get easily brown or rock hard! Actually a lot more can be grown in a…

Fed up with traffic, strikes, job scarcity, pollution, war? Growing your own food is the most radical attack on the ‘system’ and without going ‘back to the land’.

History always give more perspective, which those living in their times can rarely have. It is easy now to understand how  The Dark Ages followed the fall of Rome and laugh at the court fops of the 17th Century. Across centuries, whenever the youth have felt a deep personal objection to their current ‘civilized’, ‘urban’…

Hyderabad Vacant Plot greening update 2

The ridge gourd vines have shot up to the third floor! And given a nice lattice effect and privacy to our front terrace. And of course tender leaves of three varieties.    

Hands to dirt! The miracle of seeds

Landscape historian, Mac Griswald has said, “I like think of gardening as the slowest of the performing arts”. How a tiny seed holds the future mighty, giant tree is indeed one of most fascinating mysteries of nature, unfolding over years and years. Seeds symbolize the future harvest, of abundance, of hope, of happiness, of love,…