Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit, in our roof garden. It’s also known as the white-fleshed pitahaya. Scientific name Selenicereus undatus . It has a sweet taste with a crunchy texture because of all the seeds. As far as I know, it’s called the dragon fruit because of the shape of the flower in bloom which resembles fire coming…

My refuge

As tears threaten to fall from my eyes, I say to myself “I am not sad, I am just hungry. Food will solve everything.” So I take refuge in dessertTo fill the desert In my heartTearing me apart

Lily

Lily bloomed in our garden for the 2nd time. The flowers are very fragrant but they last for a very short time. This variety was a gift from a fellow gardner.

Life

This plant grew on top of concrete, in between two concrete slabs. Life is tough but we have to grow up anyway.

Life (Turmeric)

According to Wikipedia Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking. Plants are gathered each year for their rhizomes, some for propagation in the following season and some for consumption. The rhizomes are used fresh or boiled in water and dried, after which…

Blooms in the afternoon

Eggplant Flowers look as pretty as any other ornamental flower. These flowers produce purple eggplants. They also look very pretty and taste delicious.

Blooms in the afternoon

This flower’s blooming for a while now but I don’t know it’s name. It was a gift from a very kind soul. I don’t know who that was. I doubt if my father can remember either. It’s not that we forgot because it’s not important but its because we get so many plants as gifts,…

Six on Saturday (21-09-2019)

Leuenbergeria bleo Leuenbergeria bleo, formerly Pereskia bleo, is a leafy cactus, native to the shady, moist forests of Central America, that grows to a woody, prickly shrub about 2 m tall with large, orange flowers resembling rose blossoms- says Wikipedia. Guess that’s why it’s called rose cactus. I started it from a 6/7 inch cutting…