Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » February 20th, 2012, 10:19 am

Too much morning light has decreased the picture quality.

Nicotianas:

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Madame Butterfly Sanps, starting to bloom, mildly scented too:

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Calla lily, one inflorescence is up one is forming at base:

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by ayub » February 20th, 2012, 12:10 pm

Masha'Allah so beautiful. You peti idea is so ingenious and innovative.
I wonder how you keep on managing all this with your job and study. I've got only few pots and i found it hard to manage.
It seems that you didn't put a fence around your garden, aren't there any naughty kids or goats around in your neighbourhood :)

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » February 20th, 2012, 12:46 pm

Kids here are well behaved... sometime goats and dogs do some damage but its a part of this hobby.. :) my father help me alot in managing it..

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » February 24th, 2012, 10:15 am

These all were volunteer seedlings growing here and there in the yard, just collected them and made a bed for them, open pollinated antirrhinums:

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Dependable Gladiolus:

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And my favorite plant in the whole yard, Madame Butterfly Antirrhinums, they are branching out so well:

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » February 24th, 2012, 7:09 pm

Izhar i m thinking i have made a mistake this year i have not planted Madame Butterfly.i use to plant these beauties every year.you Madames are great man,tightly packed double flowers.ur Glads are also nice.

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Johara » February 24th, 2012, 8:24 pm

Izhar wrote:Umar thank you for sharing the beauties... Johara, did you see your gift in the pics?? the Calla lilies?? the fruit crate will hold portulacas and purslane in the summers... yes we will be meeting at the flower show inshaAllah :)
Yes I have :) Yours are doing so much better than mine :( Maybe I should have planted them in the ground.

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » February 28th, 2012, 7:41 pm

DEPENDABLE GLADS
Are these from corms saved from previous years? if so how do you store them?

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » February 28th, 2012, 7:45 pm

What is the white powder arround your beds? is it lime if so why do you use it?

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » February 29th, 2012, 9:24 am

Yes Sir, these Glads are with me for more than 5 years ... I just dig the corms in April, dry them in shade and keep in a cardboard box in my closet ...nothing fancy at all..

The white powder is a byproduct of the marble tiles grinding and polishing... my father used it just for lining the beds with no other particular intention... but it is keeping the ants away up to a certain extent...

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Re: Fall, winter & spring blooms 2011-12, Karachi

Post by Izhar » March 19th, 2012, 12:20 pm

Tomato Yellow Stuffer, will be making stuffed tomatoes by tomorrow inshaAllah:

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One year old Osteospermum, just loving these perennials, other flowers are marigolds, zinnias, nasturtiums, euphorbia:

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