In December I had posted about marigolds on sale all across the roadsides in busy markets. Now that it’s January, there are more blooms (and plants) on sale. These are the kinds of flowers seen on the streets now. Most vendors do not have a stall. They spread a little mat on the edge of the road and sit down with the most beautiful blooms. And that’s enough to make us stop, make our hearts skip a beat!:)
A closer look at the asters on display. The man who was selling these told me that he grows his flowers on an acre of land. Three days a week , he leaves his village (about 40 kms. from the city) at 5 AM to sell his plants. Business, in this season, is booming. The other just-starting-to-bloom-plants are the salvia (dwarf variety), cosmos, tube rose, dahlias, mums, and more marigolds!
Strips of banana leaves are used to tie up roots like the one shown in the picture. Then the leaves are again held in place with bamboo strips. All locally available material. And because the weather is so kind to plants now, they all survive.
…the bees agree!!
To see what’s blooming around the world, please head over to Katarina’s beautiful blog, ROSES AND STUFF.
I wish you all a great weekend!.