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Vignettes of the garden–one year in pictures

Through the window--August 2014
Through the window–August 2014
A view of the garden: September 2014.
A view of the garden: September 2014.

One of the wonderful things about a garden is watching it change over the seasons. On the right is the champa tree that grew in a pot on my terrace in Delhi. I tried to bring some plants with me when I moved to Dehradun, not because they were rare or unavailable, but because left on the hot terrace they may die. I was particularly fond of this champa, and it managed the journey in a truck, and has grown bigger here.

October 2014
October 2014

There was rain and hail covered the lawn in October 2014.

November 2014
November 2014

In November the marigolds glowed like lights in the twilight.

December 2014
December 2014

The marigolds continued to bloom in December, along with button chrysanthemums.

January 2015
January 2015

A new year had begun, and  passion flowers bloomed on the wall.

February 2015
February 2015

Though it was still cold there were quite a few flowers in February, including roses and pansies.

March 2015
March 2015

In March the Iris were flowering.

April 2015
April 2015

In April the garden was full of flowers of all kinds.

May 2015
May 2015

The garden continued to be in full bloom in May.

June 2015
June 2015

There were not that many flowers in June. It was time to go to the nursery and plant some seedlings.

July 2015
July 2015

As the monsoon broke, the plants were drowned in rain. At the back of the house, the rain-fed Bindal river began to flow.

The garden changed with the seasons–one year had passed.

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