Friday, April 29, 2011

Tulips and more...

Tulips are in full swing in the garden and it was pleasant day, today and nice walk around the Boston Public Garden.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quite an eye catcher

Latest trip to Museum of Science->Butterfly Garden was quite an eye catcher. Main attraction for me was "Atlas Moths". I heard of them before but never seen them. When I entered the garden, it was hard for me to believe that these humongous butterflies were real, I felt they were some decorations or something. More than the view the facts were amazing too. They are in cocoon for about 5 years, but they live for week or so. As they fly and eat during nights and sleep during day, we were lucky to see then real close.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Patriots Day come and gone....

Tower Park Battle

...but I am trying to catch up with my backlogged blogposts. This year we were driving around the town and happened to witness the reenactment of "Tower Park Battle" on saturday before patriots day.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Seedling Update - April 10th

This year I am trying out some vegetables like okra, ridge gourd, bitter gourd etc. These can be sown directly in soil but just trying to have some head start on the process, so tried soaking letting them germinate a bit. In case if these seedlings don't work out I have some to do direct sowing

The seeds I started in march are with true leaves and may need transplantation soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bulbs coming back

Bulbs show up with beautiful blooms as Spring knocks at our door.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Walk on the bikepath

Finally, its a beautiful day for a refreshing walk on the minuteman bike path today. Here is the way which used to look amazing in fall in a different color. Makes me wonder is this the same path which used to looks like this(click on the link). 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rainbow cake....

Weekend Snack time

This is a late post, as we had these over weekend and I just got some time to post the pictures. I made some baked chicken cutlets and cabbage vadas. I am sharing the pictures of the process and final products....

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New life..

I have almost 100% germination on the seeds I started and they are under shop lights and I could see tiny emerging true leaves too. Above pictures are a bit old now. I will try to take latest pictures and post them soon

Monday, April 4, 2011

Earth Day is coming soon

Jan@Thanks for Today is hosting a Annual Gardeners' Sustainable Living Project, in which she asks garden bloggers to share things we are doing or plan to do in our gardens to help the environment. I am joining in to share my thoughts.

I am starting the gardening year with a new addition to my indoor plants. Above orchid is a gift from my husband and daughter. I do some vegetable gardening without the use of pesticides. I am planning to use cow manure to my vegetable bed and would be feeding seaweed and fish fertilizer. Occasionally for controlling some pests I use neem spray and this year, I am planning to make some garlic and pepper spray. Big todo for the garden this year is mulching, this helps in retaining the moisture and at the same time gives a beautiful look to the landscape. We need to fix the patches in the lawn with new seed and as we don't use any chemicals to prevent weeds, I may have to add periodic weeding to keep the bad guys in control.