Of Roses and Herbs

I love roses and we have some varieties of roses blooming in my balcony, yellows, oranges and deep pinks.

My Rangoon creeper (or Madhumalti or chinese honeysuckle) is also blooming beautiful small deep pink shades of flowers. These flowers are emanating a sweet fragrance in this rainy season and i am just loving it.

The feeling of sipping a hot cuppa coffee in midst of these beautiful fragrant flowers and the sound of lashing rains is amazing.

Orange rose
Love this one!!
Deep pink rose
Roses
Rangoon creeper
Rangoon creeper
Grandiflora

Autumn ZephyrLily, Zephyranthes candida

Beautiful white flowers, very easy to grow and amazing to look at.

Here, In Pune, they are all over the town in this monsoon season.

Other Info:

Also known as Zephyr lily and fairy lily, these are petite, reaching no more than a foot in height, mostly has white flowers but pink and yellow ones are also seen.
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Purslane flower. Beg, borrow, steal, do whatever but get this planted in your house this rainy season. Just needs a little soil and no special treatment as such. Ask your friend for a starter twig today. 🙂


Fruits of labour, bitter tasting though they may be. After 3 months of growing absolutely wildly and spreading everywhere in our balcony, we finally uprooted the bitter gourd vines. They yielded smaller fruit than we’d hoped for, but turned out very tasty just the same.

An amazing Stuffed Karela recipe coming up on the blog.


Our newest possession, a beautiful yellow rose plant. This pic is without any filter.

Love the deep yellow color.


Green Chilies, Hari Mirch from my Herb garden.
These are very mild and tastes amazing on everything from omelettes, to cheese chili toast and even pizza muffins.


Fresh Mint leaves, very fragrant and tastes delicious be it in chutneys, yakhni pulao, with kebabs or in mocktails.
Quiet useful for digestion as well, just chew and relish.


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3 thoughts on “Of Roses and Herbs

  1. ashok August 7, 2019 at 12:18 pm Reply

    Beautiful 💕

    Liked by 1 person

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