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I'm this hopelessly crazy gardener. Come spring..most of my time is spent in the yard with my spadengloves. I hate it that I've to feed a full house too. Spring and summer should be mandatory_yard_hour_days, so, the family should be left to figure out their food for themselves. With 4 teenagers and their selective palettes. Allthat organic produce, got to cook it too, uh! :-) The Indian gardeners in US are an enthusiastic lot, in love with their veggies and their tropical plants. They show off their childre...I mean, plants very proudly, just as I show off my sarees. Finding Indian seeds or saplings have become so much easier today. So, come fall, my home needs to convert to a Greenhome. Gotta bring all those tropicals inside. Hubby dear in his classic bombaiya "arre...thoda apun ko bhi ghar ke andar anne ko milega kya?" I was a functional gardener back in India. My father made us work that hard red mud with crowbars...telling us stories of how Lincoln used to work his own yard..till this day, i'm looking for those prints. We grew plants that produced food, flowers were not for us.
In this country, flowers had to be the way. At one point I had about 60 different types of iris, so many types of tulips and daffodils, muscaris, and lillies, every type of lavender..and every possibility of flower available and proudly saw them bloom until the deer and rabbits and moles and voles and ground hogs and squirrels got a hint of the offerings...in my yard.
They plundered it ruthlessly. Till this day I'm fighting them off to maintain my yard :-) The saree in pic, is one of the 4 sarees from my wedding trousseau. Wearing it after 20+ years. It was a beautiful summer day. We'd just returned from the temple, the whole troupe. Dont' forget to find the troupe by swiping.
Was a perfect day to click a few and the daughter volunteered to click.
Posting this Kanchi Pattu for #tamilnaduweavesweek. This is going to be a lovely week @thesurrealsagittarian , Spring is in the air!! #sareesofinstagram #sarees #weavesofindia #kanchipattu #kanjivaramsaree #ilovehandlooms #iwearhandlooms #weavesoftamilnadu