Ever since the front yard was used for keeping construction material, I started to shift many of my potted plants to the terrace. Initially, it was done in spasmodic spells, the shift hampered by rain several times. There are over 100 potted plants and I've added all kinds of containers too. This was a necessity as I wanted to grow vegetables there as well.
For growing okra, I've used these large plastic bags, originally used for packing cement. Much more room and and I can put in a whole lot of stuff like coconut husks, leaves from my trees, and cow dung. The topmost layer is garden soil bought from the nursery.
Growing in one of the containers is this Canna lily/canna indica.
The sense of aesthetics isn't much of a priority here:) I'm using these long containers made out of old wood. The Porter Weed plants are doing well, and in the background, you can see a coleus and also a croton plant. Below is a close shot of the croton leaf. It was my good fortune that a dragonfly chose to land there when I was pottering about in my terrace garden.
I've already sowed some seeds--carrot and eggplant. I hope they do well. As for the other blooms, the four o'clocks aren't showing any signs of fatigue and the Pink Jasmine still adds that extra special touch with its oh-so-heady-smell.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau