Here we are already another month later and as usual I have no idea where the time went! My little balcony garden here in Delhi has been doing ok - cooler temperatures are invigorating some plants, and throughout the city the planting of annuals that takes place in the spring in temperate climes is under way for the exuberant floral displays that characterize gardens in northern India through the winter and spring months. However, for other plants the plummeting humidity and return of the dust after the end of the rains appears to have the opposite effect, and on my balcony plant growth at this time of year is further hampered by the fact that that direct sunlight is largely blocked by the surrounding buildings as the fall sun remains comparatively low in the sky. Nonetheless, a few things continue to bloom quite nicely, and I am adding seasonal bits - like the poinsettias that appear in nurseries here around this time, perhaps in time for Deepavali - here and there.
View westward along the balcony
Four o'clocks and poinsettia yesterday at dusk
One of very few but very double balsam (Impatiens balsamina) flowers I managed to get this year
A little male bitter gourd flower (Momordica charantia)
Double butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea)
The last little bit of my rice harvest from the one plant that made it
To see what others around the world have blooming, make sure to visit May Dreams Gardens.