Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lalbagh Flower show, a kind of scoop, Pattu's Terrace Garden


This season, when you  are in Bangalore, you are amazed at the cool and moisture laden air. In Hyderabad, though it is pleasant, once the rain stops, we are back to our dry weather and hot climate. You are also attracted the idea of going out often, as living in the city connects easily the  various places by friendly autowallahs, though heavy on the purse.
I anyway wanted to scout in Lalbagh for some Edward roses , and cajoled the hubby to accompany me to visit Lalbagh. And there we went, by 11.30 A.M. on Tuesday.
What greets us.. Surprise Surprise. the Flower show! Well.. not exactly...only the arrangements and various trucks and props, and flower plants being unloaded, and workers busy , with the Glass house cordoned off. It seems the show is to kick off on 8th or 9th, and we missed the actual show by a whisker.
Other places were teeming with screaming school kids, otherwise, it was pleasant and balmy. The gardens appealed to me , and as usual, I could not help comparing it with  our very own Public Gardens, which has so much space, and so much official apathy.
Anyway, I turned on corner to go the Nurseryman Society , and saw first hand what will be displayed in the vegetable sections during the show. If this is not Scoop... What else is ?:-)
Let me share with you, with pride, the container grown veggies , some of which I captured in my Cell phone.
    

























I am sure all of you will agree that I can't help admiring those container grown gourds,
( which keep failing me ), and share them with you , in admiration.
While I was browsing through, I found more pictures, and have added them to the post, later, updated.
THIS POST IS FROM "PATTU'S TERRACE GARDEN" re posted here due to Indivine problems. Thanks for bearing with me.

42 comments:

  1. Scoop indeed, Pattu. :-)

    I have never been to any flower show or for that matter fruit or vegetable show. Must make it a point to attend one of these shows in Mumbai.

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    1. Thanks Sudha. Expecting a post with good photographs , from you after your visit.

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  2. ...container grown veggies is something I also tried some years back but couldn't succeed. My sis-in-law about 100kms north of my place does it so easily!
    All the best di, your veggies will amaze us one day, I'm sure:):)

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    1. Of course, it will . :-)
      It is fun growing them, they keep me alert.

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  3. Yes the container grown gourd is amazing. Inspired by all your posts i have started a small terrace garden :)

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    1. Ghazala, that is so nice, please post the developments with enough pictures!

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  4. Thanks for adding the many lovely photos on the Lal Bagh... flower show preparation.

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    1. Thanks Jeevan.I am glad you liked them.
      My new Samsung cell.:-)

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  5. The flower show pictures in this post is amazing giving us the feel of visiting the real flower show. Great sharing

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  6. Nice event.....

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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  7. Nice photos pattu :)

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  8. Wow! An insider's view!!

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    1. Thanks Magic eye! Loved the comment.:-)

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  9. Nice pics and though I live in Bangalore, I cannot make it to Lalbagh during flower shows because of my schedule or due to the massive crowds that throng the place. But, I've visited Lalbagh on other occasions and even got a few plants from their nursery.

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    1. Rachna, I think , you guys in Bangalore are very lucky. A good weather, nice city, and lots of gardening stuff:-)

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    2. I totally agree though allergies are a deterrent. My sasural is in Hyderabad, so I totally concur about the weather bit :).

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  10. Seems nice and nicely captured too :)

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    1. It is great to note that you visited my blog, Dheerajji! Thanks.

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  11. There's something about homegrown vegetables that's so wonderful. And flower shows are a treat. In Lucknow, as kids, we wouldn't miss any. You brought back some lovely memories. Thanks.

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    1. Glad to receive your comments here, Obsessivemom!
      Thanks.

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  12. Lalbagh is wonderful place for plant lovers. Nice captures.

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    1. Thanks Ranjana, Lalbagh indeed is a nice place.

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  13. Beautiful pics,Pattu..the lavender ones look soooo beautiful! very nicely arranged:)

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    1. Thanks Panchaliji, I too thought so.

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  14. beautiful pictures .. I loved the corn flowers in the end the blue ones , the shrubs and the marigold look lovely tooo...

    Thankfully its been warm and sunny here so plants in my garden are also blooming ...

    Bikram's

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    1. The comment came through, Bikramjit.

      Thanks.

      I can not remember to refer the color as "Corn flower", (I did not see corn flower so far, my corn did not have that color).

      It is nice to refer the color as Cornflower:-). Adds charm to it.

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  15. Wow... so much greenery and so many colors. Such a delight to the eyes. Lovely lovely captures. :) You reminded me of the garden in my grandmother's house. So nostalgic. :)

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  16. Welcome here Raj, and thanks for your comments. Lalbagh is a delight to visit, esp. on cloudy days. It is so refreshing!

    I am sure your grandma's house is equally impressive, share some photographs.

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  17. Brilliant Pics. I would suggest you to use magazine template of blogger.

    Check this :-
    http://social-medicine.blogspot.in/?view=snapshot

    They will look very beautiful.

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    1. Welcome Dr.Pushkar, and thanks.
      I will try it out.

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  18. Lovely, gardener, Pattu! The snake gourds reminded me of those we grew in our little garden some years ago and had to give away by the armloads because there were so many. Even those who didn't like the vegetable loved them! I have seen the flower show at Lalbabh in the late 70s when it was not so crowded. I remember the huge dahlias and chrysanthemums, not to speak of dozens of varieties of chillies!!

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  19. I had never been there earlier Zephyr, and felt good watching the preparations!. There were many women farmers , speaking only Kannada ,a and were cheerful showing off their work:-)

    Thanks for the visit.

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  20. Lovely post withs some great photos!

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    1. Hi Nick, Thanks for your sweet words.

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  21. Nice pictures. My father was mentioning somewhere he read somewhere that Cubans manage their entire vegetables through container grown vegetable in the flat balconies. Don't know how true it is. But if feasible could be an alternative for GM and pesticide vegetables in the market.

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  22. Welcome here "The Fool". :-)

    Your father was right. I too have heard about Cuban initiatives. I think the Govt. is encouraging that.

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  23. This post full of natural i love it...I am thinking now about my home Garden after the Rain...before 13 years :)
    Nice post
    Happy blogging

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  24. Welcome here Rasa Nandhini! Thanks.

    Please share your memories with us.:-)

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  25. Amazing pics....such lovely flowers!! Wish I could've a garden like this :-P

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