Tuesday, January 22, 2013

India Instances - Part VII

Guava saplings to be given out to pilgrims as souvenirs - Allahabad is famous for its guavas - at the stall of the local Horticulture and Food Sciences Research Center

Monday, January 21, 2013

India Instances - VI

At a nursery in Allahabad

Article on Hardy Camellias

Here is an article from The New York Times from a few days ago, discussing hardy camellia varieties suitable for more northern gardens:

In the Garden: Ready for Their Cold Snap

I adore camellias and maybe this will inspire some people to experiment with them as far north as my part of the country...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

India Instances - Part V

One of many temporary gardens in the Kumbh Mela encampments in the sand flats along the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna (and the mythical Saraswati) at Allahabad

Saturday, January 19, 2013

India Instances - Part IV

A view into the courtyard of an old haveli in Varanasi

Monday, January 14, 2013

India Instances - Part III

A shrine under a peepal tree (Ficus religiosa)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

India Instances - Part II

Plant shopping at a market in Varanasi

Happy Makar Sankranti and Pongal!

Saturday, January 12, 2013


There is a vase with a spray of tuberoses on my nightstand here and I fell asleep with their heavenly fragrance filling the room. Utter bliss.

PS: More substantial posts will resume soon, at the latest when I return from this trip.

India Instances - Part I

Aggressive use of potted plants on the roof terrace of our hotel in Varanasi

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Malaysia Moments - Part X

A sort of miniature rock garden in the Cheng Hoon Temple - the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia - in Melaka (Malacca)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Malaysia Moments - Part IX

Container plants lining a small street in the old town of Melaka (Malacca)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Malaysia Moments - Part VIII

In the rooftop "Secret Garden" of 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Malaysia Moments - Part VI

Colonial charm at Ye Olde Smokehouse in Bukit Fraser

Friday, January 4, 2013

Malaysia Moments - Part V

Flower-clad deity  in a corner of the Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Malaysia Moments - Part IV

Sign at Batu Caves

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Malaysia Moments - Part II

An old bathtub filled with greenery at Publika in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Moments - Part I

Flowering water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in a small water feature the center of Kuala Lumpur