The monsoon season is ideal for sitting back and relaxing in your blooming garden's lush greenery. The rain has a calming effect on your mind and body, and it aids Mother Nature in healing after the hot summer season. The cool temperatures and humidity in the air works wonders for the flora of your garden.
A steaming cup of chai and a plate full of of desi pakoras, shared with family and friends, can create treasured memories when enjoyed in the midst of a lush green and flourishing garden. After being tanned in the hottest of days, the loud crackle and thunderous boom of lightning, coupled with drizzling downpours, provides a pleasant effect to your head and heart.
For gardeners, the monsoon season is the best time of year. Do you know what plants to grow this monsoon? Continue reading to find out.
Jasmine is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae). It contains around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions of Eurasia and Oceania. Jasmines are widely cultivated for the characteristic fragrance of their flowers. A number of unrelated plants contain the word "jasmine" in their common names (see Other plants called "jasmine"). It is also known as "Mogra". It is a perennial flowering having pleasant fragrance and is used in the production of essential oils. This plant thrives beautifully during monsoons. It has a nice aesthetic appeal when placed with other non-flowering plants, in addition to having a peculiar meaning and importance.
Saraca asoca (the ashoka tree; lit., "sorrow-less") is a plant belonging to the Detarioideae subfamily of the legume family. It is an important tree in the cultural traditions of the Indian subcontinent and adjacent areas. It is sometimes incorrectly known as Saraca indica. The flower of Ashoka tree is the state flower of Indian state of Odisha. It is used to prepare cosmetics that help to improve skin complexion. The ashoka tree's flower is also the state flower of the Indian state of Odisha.
The ashoka tree is a rainforest tree with religious and spiritual significance. Lord Buddha is said to have been born under the Ashoka tree and it is alsoThe closely associated with the goddess Lakshmi and hence it's leaves are seen in several religious functions.
Over 100 varieties of mango, also known as Mangifera indica, are grown all over the world. Grafted mango trees can bear fruit in 3-5 years and continue to produce for 40 years! These plants can be very well grown in monsoon season.
Mango trees grow best in areas with low rainfall and require relatively low humidity during the flowering stage. During the fruiting season, warm to hot temperatures are ideal for fruit set and harvest.
Mangoes have health benefits like they cure respiratory problems, gallstones, kidney stones and it's leaves are very useful for managing diabetes.
Plumeria are visually appealing and highly decorative plants that come in a variety of colors. They are similar to ornamental shrubs that bloom in full sunlight.
They do well in well-drained soil and only need pruning every now and then. These plants are resistant to sand and wind, but they may struggle in cold temperatures.
Kaner plant should be your first choice if you want to feel like you're at the beach. Thriving at their absolute best in rainy season, Oleander is another name for the plant. This is a sun-loving plant with multicolored blooms.
However, one of the most important considerations when planting Kaner plants is that these plants do not fare well in winter, particularly in frosty conditions.
To commemorate the end of a dry and dusty summer and to honor this beautiful rainy season, consider gifting the above-mentioned small plants to your garden. This will ensure a future full of colorful and fragrant monsoons. Go get your hands dirty now and get gardening.