A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint

Smiling beauties

Posted by Pepper on July 25, 2012

All of us love and appreciate greenery. Okay, let me say most of us do. But, many of us tend to be too lazy to care for it. I had a lovely backyard in my home in the Bay Area, and I could have turned it into a colourful garden. I never ended up doing it, owing to my laziness. It’s a different matter that we did end up being blessed by the appearance of pretty flowers, that rose from the ground (pun intended) almost magically.

Now that I am living at home with my parents, I get to reap the benefits of the seeds my dad sows. My dad is exceptionally fond of gardening. His plants are precious to him. He has added splashes of green to all the balconies in the house. None of us know or understand how to care for plants. So the onus lies solely on my dad. He cares for them single handedly. I’ve seen him spending hours, rearranging his pots, adding fertilizers, digging soil, trimming the plants and doing God knows what. Watering the plants is the first thing he does every morning. As a result, our home is always beautified by the different hues of nature. And my dad smiles with pride. We smile along.

Thank you dad, had it not been for you, our home would have been devoid of this beauty.

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19 Responses to “Smiling beauties”

  1. R's Mom said

    Wah! I loved those flowers..should invite uncle to come and look at my plants 😦 or even better I will come over and take lessons from him 🙂

  2. ashreyamom said

    beautiful flowers.. definite a fruit for ur dad’s effort.. 🙂

  3. How beautiful!
    Amazing that in the heart of Mumbai you have such glorious flowers!
    Your father must be having ‘magical green fingers’!
    Trees and plants silently give shade,flowers,fruits and perfume without any expectation in return.
    Let us gather rose-buds and smell their perfume as we go along life’s path!

  4. Smita said

    I loved the color shade of the last one 🙂

    I also love flowers but to do it is a major issue. But I have decided that once we shift to our own place I will surely keep a nice little garden 🙂

  5. Hi 🙂 Nice pics…can see the work that goes into it. If your dad is interested in trying out urban farming, pls ask him to chk out this site I stumbled upon http://www.urbanleavesofindia.blogspot.in/ They say its possible to grow herbs and even some veggies in balconies.

  6. mamta said

    New to your blog pepper came through reading reevaluating my life……. it touched me so much, I’m still in same boat. Reading yr post is making me think positively about life want to cut 20 yrs of my age. Your writing has full of life young lady.

    Happy Gardening to yr Dad.

    • Pepper said

      Hey Mamta, thanks so much! 🙂 You still have the rest of your life to live. Let’s all add a burst of positivity to whatever remains.. !

  7. alotusgirl said

    His flower garden is beautiful! I’m so happy you get to be there to share in beauty of it along with him!

  8. Those flowers are so radiant…great job uncle! 🙂

    I am like you pepper, enjoy being surrounded by greenery and flowers, but never work for it. On the contrary, both my parents are such avid enthusiasts in gardening…my home (near mangalore) is surrounded by plants, creepers, flowers and even fruits and vegetables all around!.I am not sure how they did all that with regular office work, managing kids and the house!!

    I recently came back from an India trip..and spent most time in the gardens asking questions and watching my folks at work there. One day, I wish to be like them in their love for gardening.

  9. Tanishka said

    Even my mom loves gardening and I get to enjoy… 🙂

  10. Very pretty flowers. Kudos to your Dad, he seems like a very patient person. I’d like to get there someday……both patience and gardening, I mean 🙂 !

  11. Visha said

    I loved the last flower 🙂

    There is so much greenery around your place!! It would be even more beautiful when the leaves are wet with rain drops…lucky you 🙂

  12. Comfy said

    Oh this is so beautiful. Look at all the colours. Makes us smile as we look at the pictures so I bet you must be overjoyed since you get to see them in person and that too every day. 🙂

  13. Pepper said

    Thank you folks!

  14. Pepper said

    I should probably ask him to do a guest post on gardening 😀

  15. Titaxy said

    wow, these are so lovely. inspires me to start gardening sometime soon and utilize the space we have around. what is that tiny white flower?

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