One good thing about being in Guwahati is that one of my sisters also lives here. With homes and families of one’s own, it’s difficult for married siblings to meet up often but we do get together on all family occasions and otherwise too! We share a love for plants, and usually when I happen to be there, I go around her garden and click away at her plants. The pictures below are from her garden.
A common feature/fixture in most gardens here is the Ixora. A multi-branched shrub, it can easily cross 8 ft in height if not pruned. Although the Ixora comes in colours like pink, white, and yellow, red and orange are most common. Ixora bushes attract a whole lot of pollinators. This is also known as the Jungle Geranium and the Flame of the Woods.
Bleeding hearts, a vine that’s a prolific bloomer.A satyr rests on the Lobster Claw Heliconia. The bright inflorescence of the Heliconia is a pretty addition to any garden. A native of South and Central America, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific, it doe very well in gardens here.Ground cover– green and mint-like. I don’t know what it’s called.From the herb patch, a much-loved specimen from the basil family.