23 May 2010

My first post

A few people have suggested I start my own gardening blog and I've decided to go ahead. I get so much out of seeing other people's blogs, especially those in India, that I decided maybe I should contribute as well.

I've been gardening in Bangalore for about five years now. I have a small strip of garden on the ground floor and a balcony on the first floor of my duplex apartment. Since the ground floor garden doesn't get much sun, over time I've learned which plants will grow well with 2 to 3 hours of sunlight a day, a little more in the summer. They are firebush (pic on the left), mandarin orange, bamboo, ferns, philodendrons, bleeding heart vine (also known as coral vine), clematis (white), chinese evergreen and crown of thorns. I also have two beds in the driveway before our apartment, which get 3-4 hours of sun, and am currently growing hibiscus, guplphima, heliconia, star jasmine and crocus there.

I'm new to blogging and find I can't add more pictures to this post so will start another and post more pics there.


  1. Hello Jsb,

    Welcome to blogdom!! Love the name of your blog.The gardening community is wonderful and I hope you have a great time here.Good to know another garden blogger from Bangalore. Garden Tropics(Lotus Leaf) is a place I visit often.

    Your veggies and blooms look good. Although we've met @ Indian Maali, it's lovely to see you here too! Looking forward to many, many posts....Blog on!

    Kanak (Terra farmer)

  2. Thanks a lot, Kanak. It's great to join the community and be welcomed by you and 'lotusleaf', I consider both of you celebrities of garden blogging. You and the many other bloggers in India have inspired me to join these two great communities -- gardening and blogging.