Gardening
Adenium

These colourful 'Adenium' flowers on house terrace is an eye-catcher

Cherai (Ernakulam): A small spring can always be seen on the terrace garden of ..

Niveen in his Bonsai garden on terrace
Meet Niveen and his Bonsai garden
Ambika at her garden
Woman turns 4.5 cent compound into foliage garden
Grapes at high range
Grape vine in high range garden bears fruit, pulls crowd
Goldfish plant

How can goldfish grow in a garden? Here is the answer

Goldfish in aquariums is a visual treat for the viewers. So is the case of goldfish plant in gardens. Flower of the plant resembles ..

Achacha

‘Achacha’ comes all the way from Bolivia to orchards in Kerala

Achachairu or achacha is a plant indigenous to the tropical country Bolivia but is suitable for the Kerala climate also. It has been ..

Banana passionfruit

Banana passionfruit from Latin America flourishes in Kollam

Anchal (Kollam): Banana passionfruit, a rare fruit usually found in Latin American countries, is suitable for Kerala also. The fruit ..

jade flower

Minister wishes for ‘Turkish blue’ in his garden, but gets ‘flame red’

Thrissur: When Minister for Agriculture V. S. Sunil Kumar visited the Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS) in Ambalavayal in ..

marigold

Marigold flowers in 3-acre land blooms in Thillankeri ahead of Onam

Maloor (Kannur): Marigold flowers (Chendumalli) has bloomed in a three cent land near the Thillankeri Panakkatt temple in the valley ..

Velvet Apple

Plant this tree to prevent soil piping and mudslide

The tribal people of Cebu island in Philippines used to grow a type of fruit trees to prevent soil erosion. The roots of the tree were ..

Kochi metro median

Kochi Metro medians to be beautified with gardens made on bio-waste

Kochi: The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is all set to make a garden on the medians on the Aluva-MG Road route using biodegradable ..

coleus

Plant Coleus in garden; The colourful foliage that outshines flowers

Coleus is a beautiful garden plant that is loved for its colourful foliage. The leaves change the colours as the new shoots emerge ..

lotus

Adorn your garden pond with a lotus

Lotus is an aquatic plant loved for its big beautiful flowers. Scientifically known as Nelumbo nucifera, lotus is also nurtured as ..

orchid

Orchid lovers, keep these things in mind

Orchid has a prominent place in every garden. The wide variety of colours and designs make it different from other flowers. grows ..

Petunia

Remember Harry Potter’s aunt Petunia? Well, the name came from this flower

Petunia is a flowering plant that produce multiple varieties of flowers. Rather than a beautiful garden plant, the name Petunia might ..

daisy

How to take care of Daisy, the pretty 'little girl' of gardens

Daisy is a garden flower that requires maintenance and care on a daily basis. The beautiful white flowers of daisy can lure the viewers ..

strawberry

This summer, make a milkshake with home grown strawberries

Strawberry is one of the most loved fruit flavours. Growing strawberry at home could be a grand idea if you are a person who loves ..

snake plant

Heard of ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’? It can give you fresh air

‘Mother-in-law’s tongue’ could be the least expected name for a garden plant that purifies air. But it is one ..

shoeflower

Want bright 'Chembarathi' flowers? Then follow these tips

Shoe flower or hibiscus is a very common garden plant in the houses in Kerala. It normally requires no particular care and maintenance ..

garden

Over 1500 plants décor Shailaja’s house

Kannur: People who visit Shailaja S Rajan’s house at Chalakunnu here will be pleased to have a glance at the beautiful flowers ..

rose water

Make natural rose water at home

Rose water is widely used to flavour food items, for beauty and personal care requirements. Rose water bought from market may not be ..

firecracker

‘Kanakambaram’ - the golden beauty of garden

The firecracker flower or tropical flame which is commonly called as ‘Kanakambaram’ in Malayalam is known for its beauty ..

cat eye

Can you guess what a ‘Cat Eye’ is? Find it here!

What comes to your mind when somebody say ‘Cat Eye’? Well, it has nothing to do with a cat. It is an ornamental plant ..

coral vine

Plant a 'Venal Poovalli' to breathe pure air

In a time when pollution is one of the threatening menace for the city dwellers, a beautiful flower from Mexico can come to the rescue ..

flower

Try these natural preservatives to keep flowers fresh

No one who loves flowers like to see them getting dried up. To keep flowers fresh and live for many hours, we can use flower preservatives ..

Ixora

For beauty, medicine and nostalgia, have a ‘Thechi’ in garden

Ixora is one of the common flowering plants found in Kerala. It was an inevitable plant in the gardens of Malayali houses in the past ..

rose

Plant roses in November; Reap flowers in December

Rose blooms well only when its planting, pruning, fertilisation and pest control are managed well. It is ideal to plant rose in the ..

jasmine

Jasmine: Bride's favourite, businessman's too

Jasmine flower, the all-time favourite flower of Malayali brides, is not only fragrant and beautiful but also profitable. Jasmine cultivation ..

aloe vera
How to make aloe vera oil and gel at home
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