Tuesday, October 6, 2009
A Bloom too soon!
Diwali, the biggest event in the Hindu festive calendar is about 3 weeks away. I wanted the garden to have at least some blooms which I could show off to the guests dropping in for celebrations. Alas! This Garlic wine, on which I was counting so heavily, is in bloom now. The blooms of this lovely Vine are gorgeous like always, but for me they came a tad sooner then they should have. I guess the ‘flowery fireworks’ will have all fizzled out by Diwali. The other blooms, which I turn to for this festival, are the mums. But the mums have decided to not to oblige soon enough; they will be in bloom only by November 1st week. So, even the chrysanthemum bloom will elude me this Diwali. But this one plant, whose bloom may not have coincided with the festival, has still made me happy just by blooming. Dracaena is known to be a very capricious bloomer. That it gave out flowers is enough a cause for celebration. Now I feel that I should have planted some Marigolds which quite likely would have bloomed at the right time.