The beautiful Euphorbia Milii

Euphorbia Milii, the Crown of Thorns

Dear Friends,

I present you the photographs of the beautiful Euphorbia Milii flower.

Euphorbia Milii
Euphorbia Milii Flowers

The world knows about the roses, the lotus, the lily… I wonder why Euphorbia Milii isn’t as famous as these flowers. May be it is famous and I am not aware about this gorgeous flower? Is it time for me to get back to botany/horticulture study? Continue reading

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37 Varieties of Mangoes

37 varieties of Mangoes (Photographs)

I present you the photographs of 37 varieties of Mangoes which were displayed in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens during the annual Mango and Jackfruit Fair 2015. The fair was conducted in the month of May-June 2015.

Abidpuri

Abidpuri Mango
Abidpuri

I have also documented some facts about mangoes and its nutritional value as well. While you go through the photographs, you may also wish to read these facts which are sourced from Wikipedia and other nutritional books. Continue reading

Sweet Corn cooked in coal fire

Sweet Corn – Lalbagh Gardens

Sweet Corn is one of my favorite vegetable or rather a fruit if you call it so. Did you know that cooked sweet corn increases levels of ferulic acid, which has anti-cancer properties? I read it in Wikipedia.

Sweet Corn Coal Fire
Sweet Corn Coal Fire

Sweet Corn sellers are common in Bangalore. Be it in Cubbon Park or Lalbagh Gardens, you will find couple of them. Continue reading

Watermelon cut into beautiful pieces

Watermelon at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

The sight of watermelons is common during the summer. It is one of the best summer fruit to hydrate our body.

Water Melon
Water Melon pieces

I liked the way this watermelon is cut and displayed. It surely will attract people. But try it only if you are used to or else it’s better to buy a one full watermelon, take it home, cut into pieces, and eat it.

Lalbagh Mango and Jack-fruit Fair 2015

Mangoes everywhere in Lalbagh

It was more of mango than jackfruit in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. I saw about 4-5 jack fruits displayed but it was mango which occupied the majority space in the garden.

Lalbagh Mangoe Display
Lalbagh Mangoe Display

The special about this “Mango Fare” is that the mango displayed and sold here are grown organically and it’s not ripened artificially. In short, the fruits were chemical free. Continue reading