Today was such a beautiful day here in my area. The sun was out and the temp went up
to 25 degree, so I spent the day doing a bit of gardening. Although I live in north western
part of India we do get very cold winters and our temps get low enough to put the
plants to sleep. We also have not had much rain in this semi-arid area so the grass( in the
front park) browns, if not watered each week.
Ok, so it may never happen but this is what I want my front yard to look like. I have the
space and I have the corner area and started with pots with plants in the corner but I
don't have the proper soil.... I bought some sand from the village nearby having sand
dunes, black soil from another cotton growing area mixed them both with vermin-compost
I bought from the lady we helped her in making vermi- compost ( we conducted a training
under income generating programme of our project) then I put the mixture in my recycled pots
This is my sad wintery yard today. Everything is dry and sleeping and it's a bit depressing but like most gardeners around the country, I am patiently waiting for Spring!
I bought a large number of Caladium bulbs today and planted them in groups of color all around my front yard.
Look at the colors of these beautiful Caladiums below.