Garden Love: #ThursdayTreeLove

Garden Love: #ThursdayTreeLove

“”To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”

– Audrey Hepburn


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A corner of our terrace garden. That’s our white Frangipani, blooming. And there are some French beans that we were growing, but the summers turned out to be a scorcher for them. There are strawberries in the corner too. They seem to be still flowering, beating the sweltering 45 degrees.



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That towering Frangipani here, with its sweet smelling dark pink blooms have a fruity, intoxicating fragrance. Can you see our little lime tree in the corner? There is also a trail of runner beans which again seem to have succumbed to the heat and not fruiting anymore. Their purple flowers were quite pretty. Then we have basil too. Lots of it that we liberally use for pesto and as a garnish.



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Our little trailing grapes vine, which bears fruit every summer.


Grapes waiting to ripen.


My favourite Gardenia. This year she has been so gracious and liberal with her blooms. I guess all the TLC and tea leaves worked in her favour, and ours too. πŸ™‚



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Do you see that flowers and the soft drink bottle (that we are recycling) in the feature image? Well, that’s a new watering technique the DH has discovered. Waters the plants right up till the roots.

Despite the sweltering heat, Im so grateful to see my roses blooming, as is the pink and white Adenium. Of course they are bearing the brunt of the heat, but it’s a pleasure to look out of my balcony each morning and experience this colourful sight.

The Gardenia blooms are also enchanting us on the terrace, but it won’t be long before they stop.

This may not last long, but while it is; I’ll lap it all up and be grateful for these little miracles and blessings.





Linking up with my lovely friend, Parul, our Tree Lady, for #ThursdayTreeLove and Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog hop.

35 thoughts on “Garden Love: #ThursdayTreeLove

  1. WoW, such a lovely balcony garden.
    Loved the Frangipani growing strong and beautiful in the pot.
    The grapevine with grape bunches is a treat to eyes yet again along with the sitting and all the greens.

    1. Would love to see your harvest of grapes, Binky. Ours are ready to be harvested now. Planning to get the girls to pick them out tomorrow.


      Thank you for your lovely words. <3

  2. I love your balcony garden Natasha and what a good choice of plants. The blooms are all fragrant and lovely. Gandhraj hmmmmm heavenly fragrance.

    I love the grapes bit. Hope to try planting it as I love the fruit πŸ™‚

    Spending time especially quiet times here must be highly charging. I can sense it through the photos!

    Tell me something, how are you managing to keep the firangpani straight, some support? Mine has a tilt and I would like to straighten it in time.

    Keep showering your TLC on them for abundant returns!

    1. Dear Monika,

      Good morning. πŸ™‚

      So wish it was Gandhraj- it’s my favourite lime, Kaffir lime and Gandhraj are the same right. This one is the simple small one. But guess what the leaves of this one taste as heavenly when we put them in our rice and soups. I have used it for my Thai curries too.

      Yes, I have seen grapes grow well and easily in this climate, if you created a trellis for it to climb. Also use a larger pot.

      The Frangipani’s as they grow bigger, tend to get blown by the gust of the wind, even though we have potted them in bigger planters. So we tie them to the railings. Yet, since we are on the 15th floor, this tends to happen off and on. πŸ˜‰

      Yes, I give them gratitude, kisses and love every morning. We have our own conversations. πŸ™‚

  3. What a gorgeous balcony! I love roses too but where I live, I have to plant special, hardy ones to get through the winters. My favorite rose bush is a Siberian Rose, cultivated for cold climates. It is amazing and needs so little care.

    1. Wow, Anita the Siberian Rose sounds exotic. I just looked it up online and saw that a few interesting perfumes are also made out of it.
      It is a gorgeous bloom.

      Would love to see pictures of yours if any. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for coming by. Have a great week!

  4. Love your tree top garden! And I will have to try that plastic bottle trick! How does that work? holes in the bottom of the bottle or ? Cheers and have a great day!

    1. Hi Kathe,

      Thank you for stopping by. πŸ™‚

      The Plastic bottle tip works something like this:

      Dig a hole big enough to bury the bottle in either the center of the planter, or right next to the root system of a plant that is in ground. Pack soil up to the open neck of the bottle. Fill the bottle with water from the top. The water will seep slowly through the holes in the bottle, into the soil.

      Here’s a link also to it:

      Hope it helps and you use it. Let me know how it goes. πŸ™‚

  5. Your terrace is so inviting Natasha!
    Lovely plants, the frangipani is my daughter’s favorite πŸ™‚
    Absolutely awed by the grapes growing in your garden!

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