18 May 2012

Summer Elevation-II, Zinnia; G-26

        Do enjoy the charm of Zinnia with a smile. The origin is from my garden, informed through Summer Elevation Series... already two exclusive variety released & being duly appreciated.

       Those who are new, welcome please and may connect from given link to watch the same...

        In regard to  rest three varieties, the scope of number of pictures is limited. So most probably consider to bring out in combination. Not verified how much pictures are there to share...

        I am  satisfied in a sense that yesterday & today the temperature rose to 44 degree Centigrade, just imagine how they survived.. most difficult struggle. An hour delay in watering could dried up the plant instantly. We human species are lucky in all respect.

        As a matter of fact, summer variety flower do not require or demand extra food supplement or needs application of fertilizers. The reason is simple, actually during winter the beds and pots soils are being prepared with sufficient fertilizers and in between growing... flowering... additional supplements are often added...

       As soon as the summer variety seedlings gets ready at Nursery, replaced the winter within a gap of 2/3 days, only the time required to dry up the soil.
       All these things are kept in mind during winter garden preparations... It's my strategy to lead the process.

1. Portulaca: A nice short lived ground cover type plant, also known as ‘Sun rose’ or even Moss Rose. The Portulaca flowers are easy to grow, prefer full sunlight good for high heat. It’s a wonderful plant, having cylindrical foliage which retains moisture.
2. Vinca: Also called ‘Periwinkle’ and is a popular amongst gardeners.  Not only blooms are attractive but their foliage sets the flow of flashy flowers colour. It’s a reliable ornamental plant and colour includes dark violet, white, red, pink  etc. A member of ‘Apocynaceae’ family grows at hot weather, height between 8 to 12 inches, full sun is best for growth.

3. Zinnia: A perennial plant with long stemmed flowers comes in a variety of colour… even multi colour, both miniature and giant variety. It’s a popular garden flower, grown from seeds and full sun, easy to grow at hot climate. The flowers appearances… from single row of petals to the dome shaped variety, a hardy plant with terminal flower heads.

4. Sunflower (Teddy Bear): A common variety to occupy a garden at summer, there are number of species. One of which is dwarf ‘teddy bear’.. Annual plant for beds or pots appears as thriller, blooms within 2 months of showing. Golden yellow fully double, well arranged and uniform bush, it is attractive.

5. Kochia: Grace the garden… ‘Bassia Scoparia’ . An erect much brunched summer member of Goosefool family, reproduced from seeds. The stems are round; leaves are narrow, hairy bright green & pale yellow. It adds beauty during summer along with flower plants.

6. Cosmos: A popular garden flower, leaves are simple and arranged in opposite pairs, having variable colours. It appreciates moist condition...full sun, do not require much care. There are winter varieties. 

                    You are now watching Zinnia... A current affairs!

  Have a good day and thanks for your visit.

Atanu Chatterjee (Avibration)


Ranjana's craft blog said...

So many colors...even my mom in law has planted some plants...these are really beautiful

Jayashree Srivatsan said...

Colorful and Vibrant ....Btw which is the temple on your header? Nice pic :)

AmitAag said...

...Never saw so many colors and shades of Zinnia. Thanks for sharing:)

Ravi Akula said...

Lovely pictures and so many vibrant colours...perhaps you may want to make the pictures slightly larger? Thanks all the same...


Atanu Chatterjee said...

@ Ranjana's craft blog,
Thank you to acknowledge,
It has a wide range of colours,
Glad to know it draws attention to your garden. Best wishes.

@ jaish_vats,
Thanks you Jayashree to maintain watchful consistency.:)
The header picture taken at Ellora, Aurangabad during Mumbai/Goa tour' 2011. All the best.

Atanu Chatterjee said...

@ AmitAag,
Actually you have not given much attention to this particular variety.:) When I reconciled found number of colours absent like white, yellow, pink ..
Thank you to share your posts favorable comment. Best of luck.

@ Ravi Akula,
It's a privilege to connect with the posts pictures & express your like to the best.
Regarding making pictures slightly larger, no idea.. used the existing option, basically an amateur. If you follow may convince not a blogger as per convention & practices. In spite of that much comfortable.:)
Do visit your blog again to understand your mean.
Thankful! to extend help to work for promotion of look etc. Better take charge of the proceedings:)
My good wishes.

Saru Singhal said...

Beautiful and now as I said, you are an artist. I think you should create separate pages for the garden series as per categories.

abhinavr said...

So many different varieties of Zinnia with beautiful colors!

Atanu Chatterjee said...

@ Saru,
Without hesitation! a blogger is directly responsible to open me this garden series..
I think you understand, not keen to be recognized differently.
Even you may noticed all my published pictures are from general photographic sense.
Wait on retirement, I will surely come up with professional photography,garden & nursery, even painting sites..:) No thanks only good wishes.

@ Abhinav,
Thank you very much Abhinav,
I think the love & beauty of this particular summer variety has inspired you much. Stay happy.

Geets said...

beautiful flowers :)

Atanu Chatterjee said...

@ Geets,
Thanks for the Compliment.

Good Wishes..

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