A Nursery Visit

It’s the time for planting seasonal flowers (as they are known here). It’s in the air:) Everyone seems to be buying or planting, or weeding and manuring. I’ve been getting several of my pots ready too so off I went to the nursery to see what I could haul back home!

Wild plumeria/plumeria pudica in bloom at Dream Flower nursery. This is a place on the outskirts of the city and I visit it once or twice a year. The rest of the time I check out the nurseries closer home.

There’s a little stream that you cross over a bamboo bridge before you enter the nursery. Several dragonflies were flying about and it was fun to watch them, for once, instead of trying to get a good shot! There isn’t much colour as far as the blooms are concerned because many are tender saplings. Ornamentals and indoor plants vied for space in several other parts of the nursery.

Rows and rows of young plants. There were dahlias, gazanias, salvia, gladiolus, marigold, petunia, cockscomb, dianthus, phlox, as well as chilli, egg-plant, capsicum, and a few types of gourd.

Marigolds on sowing trays.

Petunias readied in pots. They’ll vanish in no time!


A common sight around our parts is to see canna lilies growing wild, especially near the roadside. While coming back I stopped to take these pictures. Not the most common variety I must say. But I found this really pretty.

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About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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9 Responses to A Nursery Visit

  1. joey says:

    A lovely nursery tour, Kanak. Thanks for taking us with you … good luck with planting your seasonal flowers.

  2. Lovely pictures. I’ve heard of Calla Lilies, but not Canna Lilies.

  3. Greenthumb says:

    Trip to a nursery is always so invigorating. I have been able to take stock of my garden after a long time and a visit to the nursery is long overdue. Looking at your photographs I feel like rushing straight away.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Hi Kanak, this nursery looks like one we have here 😀 I like that wild plumeria! It’s so pretty. Save for the flower, the plant’s form looks different from the ordinary plumeria. That canna lily you pointed out, the one in the last pic is really beautiful also. Happy shopping for plants!

  5. One says:

    How nice to be shopping for plants. I would love that. I am growing a lot of new plants now, including canna. Hope to be able to share some photos in a few months’ time.

  6. Celine says:

    I love the Plumeria and Canna lilies particlarly.:)

  7. Celine says:

    Yes, my header photo was shot at the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand with the Ratanban peaks in the distance. I’ve replied to your question on my blog too, thanks for dropping by.

  8. Natti says:

    When we started off with the garden, we would travel to local nurseries every weekend to start stocking our balcony. Even now, I do it atleast once a month.

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