Thursday, August 03, 2006

Of Tomatoes & Jasmines...

Just as any couple in late 20's, Rajesh and me often keep wondering and thinking of planning for a family. The discussions become more prominent when we visit any friends, having kids - or hear about a close friend - on the family way/delivered a baby. I feel the most and the biggest pleasurable feeling on earth is when you have a offspring of your own - it is even bigger than the feeling you get when you get married to the one "Choosen" for you.
We had a 1/100th of that feeling this weekend - when we saw the first Tomato on our plant(which we have been nursing for like 2 months). Of course, the entire credit to our blossoming little garden goes to Rajesh and Rajesh alone - all I do is supervise it occasionaly, and after having seen a small creepy crawly thing come out from under one of the pots, I have not even dared to step near the plants!!... But I could not resist looking at this tiny little 'baby' of ours... See this ...

About a month ago, when one of our pots became empty, Rajesh dragged a reluctant Me for 'Plant' shopping. And I returned with a happy smile, because we had bought something of my choice - a Jasmine plant! I was so awed, happy, surprised - all-rolled-in-one, on seeing about 6 or 7 of these wonderful smelling plants in the nursery. Each time there are buds, my heart swells in pride :) ... Today morning there were 16 flowers on this tiny little miracle in my house. Here are some of the flowers...

3 comments:

gomathisarma said...

Oh my.. you have a pretty good garden of yours.. Give me some advice on what can grow indoor and what will grow outdoor.. I love plants.. trees and what not

Vidhya Rajesh said...

Hey! you can plant a number of things indoor - asparagus, peace lily, crotons are some to begin with. The nursery guy told me that I can keep the jasmine plant inside during winter and can bring it out again in the summer. When we sit on weekends and watch these greens, it gives so much peace to the mind!

Gomathi Sarma said...

i know and i love flowers.. my hero doesnt like the smell of jasmine.. well i should rephrase it.. he gets headache with jasmine smell..

I think I should try the other options you said.. i will keep you updated..