September 28, 2021

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Organic Gardening in Hyderabad, India

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Today we’re headed all the way to Hyderabad, India, to see Sarada Tummala’s beautiful garden.

I am a freelance content writer. I love documenting my home garden and farm. I am into sustainable living and love the science of organic gardening and farming.

I live in a west-facing villa with my extended family. We have a small outdoor garden in the villa and a farm in the city outskirts, which we visit every weekend. Pests are an integral part of garden ecology, and we learn to deal with them without harming them. Whether friends or foes, insects will always be around, and they have their own prey and predators in their life cycle.

Plumeria, Canna, and bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) constitute our front landscape. Ixora, roses, jasmine (Jasminum species), tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa), and Crossandra are on the north side. Hues of Hibiscus, Tabernaemontana, and Millingtonia are on the south side. Nerium and Jatropha are our hedge plants, and we have the low-maintenance periwinkle for ground cover. In the backyard we have the herb garden, papaya and citrus trees, a rainwater-harvesting pit, and a corner for composting..

The best part of our garden is our pergola with incredible creepers. I am fascinated by the array of winged visitors that perch on our pergola every dawn and dusk. This was beautifully designed by my horticulturist sister. She chose bluebell vine (Clitoria ternatea) and morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) and a green mesh to support these climbing beauties. This garden structure not only accentuates the entrance but gives a welcome shade in the warm weather and an impressive seating area.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsPlumeria are fragrant shrubs popular in tropical climates around the world.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsTuberose is a tender bulb famous for the powerful scent of the flowers.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe pergola covered with flowering vines

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsLooking up at the mesh covered with the flowering vines . . .

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc Blogs. . . and looking down at the vine-covered pergola from above.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsPracticing organic gardening means that there are plenty of beautiful insect visitors.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsAnother plumeria

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsPlants such as impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) that most American gardeners think of as annuals can be perennials in tropical climates where there are never freezing temperatures.

It you want to see more of this garden, check out Sarada’s instagram: @gardenia.stakes_string

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!

To submit, send 5-10 photos to [email protected] along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.

If you want to send photos in separate emails to the GPOD email box that is just fine.

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