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Friday, 18 September 2015


Dianthus is an annual flowering plant which can be grown in our garden very easily. Its small flowers are beautiful and attractive. It comes in various colors i.e., red, pink, purple, white etc. Most varieties bloom continuously during summer except extreme heat.
Dianthus does not need much attention. It can be grown in beds, containers or hanging baskets.

Dianthus is propagated by seeds. Seeds can be sown directly in garden or in raised beds/containers for transplanting. If you prefer flower bed, transplant seedlings of two or three leaves at a spacing of 20x20cm in beds.

Dianthus grows and blooms well in full sun and well drained rich soil. As basal manure a layer of Neem cake may be applied at the time of planting.

Watering at least twice or thrice in a week is necessary during dry period. Keep the bed always weed free for better growth and blooming.

Remove spent blooms to induce fresh blooms and keep good appearance.

Thursday, 10 September 2015


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This ornamental Palm is suitable for indoor planting. It can be grown as outdoor plant as well. The leaves of the palm has 5 to 7 tapering segments like the fingers of a lady and hence the name “ladies Finger Palm”. The grown plants produces side shoots and forms a clump. It grows up to 2 meters high. The palms can be grown in pots as well as ground.

Regular irrigation and cleaning base is inevitable. Off shoots rhizomes are used for propagation. Seeds can also be used for multiplication.