Tuesday, June 26, 2018

DIY - Flower vase paint - using Spray paint

Initially I saw one of the article and it said to paint a gold band and I did. I presented it to my cousin but I was not satisfied with the work. I have been looking for alternative and I found spray paint which I got for some other reason I believe. I said why not experiment. So I added the tape to the vase. However the tape I used problem is there is still little seaping in. Not sure how to correct it yet. However here are the results. Let me know if you think they are good to use. 

The final output

Thursday, June 21, 2018


Could not stop myself posting the asiatic lillies beauty along with some Shasta Daisies coming up. I have also couple of pics of Hibiscus and one for Jasmine. I had 3 different varieties of jasmines and I lost 2 of them during winter. 1 survived, one is recovering slowly and coming up with the weather. the last one, I am still waiting on it. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2018-Backyard Plants-1

This year I lost some of the home plants and got some new ones too. I also realized that one of my curry plants (I had two pots) which I clubbed them into single bigger pot now, has multiple ones in it. I separated them this time. Now time for some pics. First lets start with some flowers from my garden


 Pink Candytuft
English tea Roses
 Knock out Roses

Some other new plants to home this year
Parijat and Gardenia
Yellow Hibiscus

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2017-Backyard plants - 3

My last post (too much delayed) for 2017 summer backyard returns. First time ever I got Methi (Fenugreek ) in my backyard. I also had first time Turai/beerakaya/bottle gourd. It is a wonderful feeling to have organic vegetables right in backyard and have fresh food items made from them.

First time yield of fresh turai -

Only yield of Dosakaya/Yellow cucumber as the total creeper was killed by the squirrel's this time:

Some pictures and vegetables output from the backyard in 2017 from May - August 

Canvas Art -(2) kolam/muggu - for gifts

I saw this idea at someone's place (actually at two homes atleast) and loved the simple idea of saving the tradition as well as showcasing it in such a way that it blends in with transitional style. Past christmas I gave some as gifts. Finally I made 4 for my home. There were several parts that needed to be decided - choose the indian muggu that goes on it and figuring out how much space it needs and how big or small can we make and what colors would look nice.

I am big fan of metallic colors as it has a little ting of glow with it. So I chose mostly the metallic peacock pearl color, metallic berry, satin lipstick, satin red, regular black, white, metallic green (winter color) etc.

Here are some pics :


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