Cicily George

To get more flowers from plants, follow Cicily's simple trick

Kottayam: Retired bank employee Cicily George is taking care of her garden plants ..

Sabu in his orchid garden
Wayanad man grows over 150 varieties of orchids in garden
indoor plants
Lockdown boosted love for plants; TVM lady makes income through indoor plants
Jade vine
Jade vine blooms offering visual treat to all in Idukki home stay

Doctor grows 140 varieties of Hoya plants in Malappuram

Hoya is a beautiful garden plant which is popular all over the world. However, Hoya or wax plant is seen very rarely in Kerala. Very ..


Lawyer grows bamboos in farm to resist drought, soil erosion, summer heat

Wayanad: A lawyer by profession, Sajimon is passionate about farming. But he is mainly cultivating rare varieties of bamboo. His residence ..


50 types of water lilies, 60 types of moss roses... Engineer couple grows a paradise at home

Thrissur: An engineer couple residing near Thriprayar bridge have set up a garden in their house giving a visual treat for the passersby ..

Kiran with family

Wayanad couple earns decent income from garden of over 600 foreign fruit trees

Muttil (Wayanad): People travelling through Kariyambadi road turning from Kolavayal junction in the national highway here can see a ..

Vivek near his garden on rooftop

Taxi driver grows garden of 10 o'clock flowers in 140 different colours on rooftop

Pandalam (Pathanamthitta): When Kulanada native Vivek returned from Dubai quitting his job, he only thought about the colourful flowers ..


Tropical Botanic Garden implements project to conserve orchid plants

Palode (Thiruvananthapuram): The Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) here is implementing a new ..

Bird of Paradise

'Bird of Paradise' adds beauty to gardens with ornamental flowers, leaves

Bird of Paradise is an ornamental plant native to South Africa. The plant got its name from the shape of its flower that resembles ..

Sheeja in her garden

Kollam woman makes garden at home, ends up winning state govt award

Kottiyam (Kollam): This year’s ‘Udyanashreshta’ award of the state government was bagged by Umayanalloor Perayam ..


Conserving over 1500 rare plants in 'Lakshmi’s Atoll', Ramesh bags Vanamithra Award

Muthukulam (Alappuzha): Kandalloor Pullukulangara native K G Ramesh bagged the Vanamithra Award of the state government for his love ..

Veena and Vijith

Couple runs organic farm with rare flowers, vegetables, cows, ducks; visual treat for passersby

Haripad (Alappuzha): A garden near the national highway at Danappady here offers a visual treat for people with a wide variety of flowers ..

Jerusalem Christmas tree

Pink flowers in bunches; Jerusalem Christmas tree blooms in high range attracting viewers

Idukki: Offering a visual treat on Christmas day, Jerusalem Christmas tree bloomed in high range here. The foreign plant on the compound ..

aquatic plants

Search for aquarium leads Ashwin to new venture; now grows 27 varieties of aquatic plants

Kozhikode: Ashwin Aaranyakam, a wildlife photographer hailing from Maniyoor here, was in search of a shop to set up an aquarium with ..

pelican flower

Brazilian plant pelican vine blooms in Manthuruthy; bird-shaped flower grabs attention

Kottayam: A rare Brazilian vine plant pelican vine bloomed in Manthuruthy here pulling crowd. The rare variety of plant bloomed in ..


'Rudraksha' tree in full bloom at Kottoor temple, offers visual treat to people

Anthichira (Pathanamthitta): The Rudraksha tree in front of Manakkala Kottoor Bhagavathi Temple is in full bloom attracting people ..

Eldhose Raju with lotus

NRI nurse switches career to online lotus sales; now earns upto Rs 30,000 per month

Ernakulam Piravom Mamalassery native Eldhos Raju represents numerous NRIs who lost their jobs during the COVID times and then found ..

Nirmal Kumar

Interior designer turns guardian of carnivorous plants in lockdown

An interior designer by profession, Ernakulam Puthenvelikara native Nirmal Kumar gained attention and profit through the cultivation ..

Sumi Shyamraj

Meet this lady who earns Rs 30,000 through gardening on 3-cent land

Availability of space is a challenge when we decide to start farming. But Ernakulam Edathala native Sumi Shyamraj has proven that one ..


Wanna try 'Kokedama'; it can bring financial gains too

Thrissur: Aloor native Smitha planned something new when her husband Jebin Joseph rented a house in Kodakara for peacefully writing ..


Cactus garden gives new life to printing press owner; fetches upto Rs 6,000 per plant

Kozhikode: Cactus plants were only a hobby for Thiruthiyad native Balakrishnan as he was passionate about gardening since a young age ..


Coconut plantation turned into marigold farm; brings fortune during COVID times

Chittur (Palakkad): Peruvemba native Chandran and Ajayan were planning to turn their 9-acre coconut plantation into a vegetable farm ..

Manju Hari in her garden

Moss rose adds colours to garden, fetches money too; this lady tells how

Pathanamthitta Kozhencherry native Manju Hari started growing moss rose plants which are locally called 'Pathumani flowers' ..

jade vine flower

Rare red jade vine plant blooms in Idukki; becomes cynosure of all eyes

Thodupuzha (Idukki): Jade vine plant which is rarely found in Kerala has bloomed in Idukki. The creeper plant has bloomed in the garden ..

kadamba tree

'Kadambu' bloomed in Avanavanchery nicknamed 'corona flowers' due to unique shape

Thiruvananthapuram: A burflower tree bloomed at Avanavanchery here giving visual treat to the passersby. Due to the resemblance to ..

Thousand petal lotus

Thousand petal lotus blooms in terrace garden of Thrippunithura house

Thrippunithura (Ernakulam): Ganesh Ananthakrishnan is all excited to see the full bloomed 'thousand petal lotus' in his terrace ..


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 Sony. Over 5000 adenium plants of 100 varieties ..

Niveen in his Bonsai garden on terrace

Meet Niveen and his Bonsai garden

Karunagappalli (Kollam): There are many trees on the terrace of Niveen's house. Some are mere 10 centimetres tall whereas others ..

Ambika at her garden

Woman turns 4.5 cent compound into foliage garden

Kuruppampadi (Ernakulam): When people look from outside, Ambika's house is an ordinary two-bedroom house. But visitors will be ..

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 ..

Flower garden

Highway median strip in Kottayam turns beautiful garden, thanks to these headload workers!

Kottayam: The headload workers would always wait for the bus coming from Bengaluru carrying flowers to pass through Baker Junction ..

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 ..

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 ..


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 ..


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 ..


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 ..

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 ..


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 ..


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 ..


Violet iris - The queen of gardens

Violet iris is an attractive flowering plant widely cultivated in states like Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura ..


Mary Thomas bags 'Udyana Shreshta' award

Mulanthuruthy: For Mary Thomas, gardening is not a hobby but a way of life. And her dedication to gardening has now won her the 'Udyana ..