Friday, February 14, 2014


There is a classic story, shared in many cultures, 
of an elderly man digging vigorously, working hard 
at planting a tree.
A stranger passing by, observing the old man,
points out to him that his efforts are in vain.
“You foolish old man”, says the stranger, “don’t 
you realize you’re elderly and will never live to see 
the fruits of your labor.”
“I know,” responds the older gentleman, with a 
twinkle in his eyes.
“I have no pretensions of living forever. This tree, 
however, is not for me. I am planting it for my 
grand children. And that is why I haven’t a 
moment to waste.”
Some sow to remember generations past, others 
plant with future generations in mind, and still 
others, to celebrate the moment.
For most, a tree is planted in memory of someone 
close to their hearts who has passed away. A 
family member, friend or close acquaintence.
It is our way of keeping their memory alive.
In a sense, a tree is the gift that keeps on 
Others, derive enjoyment in presenting a gift of a 
tree to someone celebrating a happy event.
It’s the perfect gift for people of all faiths.

Everyone feels a sense of pride knowing the 

world’s a little bit better, a little bit richer, a little 

bit greener, because of them.


                          S O I L 

The gardener has to handle five types of Soil.
Arid - Semi-Aired - Fertile - Wet - Marshy
ie. Acidic to Alkaline. The type of soil can be ascertained
by a pH meter. Normal reading on the pH meter should
be around 5.5 to 6.5 general for Garden Plants & Shrubs.

                               M A N U RE 

The Manure you get from the market is usually infected with
bacteria and fungus. This is the main cause for germination
of Pests. Since we are going to have an organic garden, we
therefore do not recommend us of Chemicals. I suggest we do 
the following to prevent us attacks by pests.
1. Spread the manure on a plastic sheets as it arrives.
2. Sprinkle with dry ginger, clove and garlic powder, moist the
    manure and let it dry under the Sun.
3. Once dried, spread it on the flower bed and keep it moist
    This will be an antidote for prevention of pests to a large
4. Soak the mulch in a pale of water for 3/4 days., drain the
    mulch and spray it on the plant, an old method, yet useful

                                  P L A N TS

It will an exhaustive text if I mentioned each and every plant.
So we will mention requirement is general. Plants health, 
growth is directly related to its roots, having got rid pest. 
It is the temperature of the soil for where it gets its nutrients.
In Summer there is a rise in temperature, hence to cool the 
ground, spread your fresh lawn cutting, mixed with hay and
keep it moist. It will work with temperatures up to 120 F.
Flowers will bloom as normal.
You have noted that after a both you feel fresh Yes
Yet ever thought of giving your plants a bath
( spray) once 
A while. NO.
It will be flush Green when you do so.                   

                            R O O T S

The best solution provided by Nature is Earth Worms, it keeps
digging holes in the soil .to keep its supply of oxygen to the 
The roots are mainly effected by lack of oxygen, or the soil is
effected by germs in the soil. To retify the situation, cut an
onion in four pieces and bury it deep in the soil,dig at six to 
eight inches. This method is also applicable to Fruits trees
as well.
                             F L O W E R S

Flowers are delicate pieces of Nature's atrtisry, short lived.
Do not grow flowers too close, congested to  please your eye
Your garden is not a Flower Shop, spread them apart, it will
bloom faster and give larger flowers.. The beauty lies in its
elegence and majesty. This applies to both seasonal and prennials.
Keep Cut flowers in room Teperature at 74 F it will last longer
Do not Chill it. It will fade away soon.
Dry Flowers this will be taken as a seperate text to come later.
I have made myself as brief as possible, yet have made an 
interesting text to be used in the Hand Book Guide under preperation.

Indoor Plants that Clean Air

                       Indoor Plants That Clean The Air

1.     Arrowhead Vine, Syngonium podophyllum
2.     Bamboo Palm, Chamaedorea seifritzii
3.     Bananas, dwarf, Musa oriana
4.     Chinese Evergreen, Aglaonema modestrum
5.     Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’,  Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’
6.     Dracaena, Dracaena marginata
7.     Dumb Cane, Dieffenbachia species
8.     English Ivy, Hedera helix
9.     Golden Pothos, Pothos aureus
10.  Norfolk Island Pine, Araucaria  heterophylla

Draught Resistance Plants

Draught Resistance Plants

Shrub roses— like Fru Dagmar Hastrup
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) 
cold-hardy opuntias, echinocereus, sedums, 
yuccas and sempervivums, as well as eunonymus 
varieties, oriental yew, and evergreen boxwood. 
All survive in this area without any watering 
except the rainfall, and all but the sedums are
evergreen varieties.
Stachys byzantina (lamb's ear).
Artemisia ('Silver King') and all sedum plants.
Mexican sage ,Salvia (many varieties) 
Gazania ,Ceanothus ,Agastache ,Penstemon 
Acacia (many varieties) ,Eucalyptus ,Pines 
Australian willow,Lavender,Yarrow ,Germander 
Russian sage ,Blue catmint ,Kangaroo paw 
Cape honeysuckle ,Bottle brush ,Jacaranda 
Aloe ,Blue hybiscus ,Rockrose