Friday, July 27, 2007

Midsummer in the Garden: Spicy peppers

We have started getting our peppers for the season. Regular green chillies and some Serrano peppers (or so I think). I forgot what two seeds I put in the ground early this season. My guess and Google indicate that its Serrano. All I know is they grow fast and big :)

In addition, I have added some new flower pics in my garden photos album here.
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Friday, July 20, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited

This poster is from a new movie by Wes Anderson who brought us among other things, the very interesting "Royal Tenenbaums". His newest movie is set in Darjeeling and I just chanced upon the poster (courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures). It looks very Indian and whimsical. The colors used complement the picture nicely.

More on Anderson here.
More on "The Darjeeling Limited" here.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Back again with the flowers of summer

Been a while since I posted last. I was taking my parents around the country. Thats why.
Here is a picture of my coreopsis. The plant looks unassuming but takes root and space fast. Soon enough, the flowers are all there, small and beautiful. This coreopsis, is of the Zagreb variety. More about it here.

More pictures of the coreopsis and some day lilies taken on the 4th of July are found here.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Early summer: The flowers are peeping out

Spring is almost done (we do get the occasional 70F day but its usually closer to 85F) and the summer plants are starting to show their colors. I have two albums that I recently uploaded capturing the spirit of the season. The clematis is in full bloom and makes for a good welcome for visitors and residents alike.

The strawberry plant needs a post by itself with a nice picture which I will put up soon.

Here they are:

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Spring to Summer: Its Paeony(peony) Time

More spring flowers this time. The clematis is starting to flower and I am hoping to put out more pictures in the near future. The paeony plant (also spelled as peony) in our garden is wonderful when it flowers as evident in the picture above and we look forward to seeing them every year.

BTW, more shots are here:

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spring rocks

We were in Philly this weekend to take a nice walk down the river front and snaps some pictures of Spring flowers before they make way for the plants. We snapped some pictures of cherry blossoms and dogwoods and magnolias. Ill post it as an album soon but here is the best pic of the lot. Its a close up of a flowering cherry.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Spring is finally here

OK. I can proclaim it this time. After a bunch of false starts Spring is finally here. One of the lesser known things about Spring is that there is a lot of color. Note the pictures in this post and you'll see. Other than the sudden spurt of green all over the place (literally), there are purples and pinks and blues and whites that make Spring very pleasant (and not just weather wise).

The pink flowers belong to the Pink Dogwood. The white ones are from a cherry blossom tree (Sakura). They are spectacular and trust me, they are much better in person. - MLB