Vriksha nursery

Vriksha nursery is a second generation nursery based in Mumbai where we strive to change the face of urban gardening in India with over 25,000 gardens executed in Maharashtra/Goa/Gujarat. We have a team of dedicated professionals who will leave no stone unturned to give you gardens of the utmost quality. Vriksha nursery has been synonymous with innovation in our field be it set landscaping(over 15000 teleserials/movies/adfilms), temporary landscapes (over 2500 exhibitions and weddings),ikebana flower arrangements, urban farming, rooftop gardens,living walls etc.
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irla railway soc(2nd last bungalow lane opp papilon hotel )
mumbai 400056.

Monday, March 14, 2011

garden myths : a small list of hilarous bad practice by people.

As a nursery owner i meet alot of plant enthusiast comeing from diffrent walks of life... young, old there are some down right silly practices that people have adopted over the years iv listed some of them feel free to share your experieneces:

Poinsettias are poisonous. This hugely popular garden myth is not true. There have been no cases of plant poisoning from poinsettias. This poison myth started in 1919 when a two-year-old child of an army officer stationed in Hawaii died of poisoning. The cause was incorrectly attributed to a poinsettia leaf. To persuade the public of this myth, members of the Society of American Florists frequently eat poinsettias for the press in December. The leaves taste like a bitter radicchio and won’t kill you, just make you sick. The plant though should not be eaten and is hazardous because of the milky sap. The sap can cause an allergic reaction for some people.

Myth: salt is needed to grow coconuts with sweet water! this is simply the sillist thing iv heard the coconut tree takes sea blast well but it dosent require salt to develop good fruit... the father of our nation was arrested for makeing salt he dint do that so our countrys coconut water could be sweeter...

Myth: Organic pesticides are less toxic than synthetic ones
Misused pesticides can be harmful, regardless of whether they are considered natural or synthetic. Pyrethrum, for example, is made from chrysanthemums but is still toxic to people and pets when handled improperly. Whenever possible, it’s best to select the least toxic control option available because, even if not lethal, many of these pesticides can cause serious health complications. Safe storage of these products can help prevent any harmful accidents. Read and follow all label directions, and remember that these products are tools, not miracle workers or silver bullets. Pesticides cannot correct mistakes made in plant selection, installation, or maintenance.

Myth: When it comes to fertilizers and pesticides, if a little is good, twice is better... 3 times my plant is stronger than rocky balboa himself:
Fertilizers can raise salt levels in the soil to toxic levels, burning the roots and stunting growth of your plants. Pesticides, when overused, can also have similar detrimental effects on plants by burning the leaves or raising toxicity levels in the soil

Myth: Add sand to loosen heavy, clay soil
The worst remedy for a clay soil is to add sand. This practice turns the clay soil into a rock-hard, mortarlike substance. Instead, use organic matter, like compost, to loosen heavy soils because it is light in composition and also improves nutrient quality. Sand can improve a clay soil, but it must be added until it constitutes most of the mineral composition of the soil. At that point, it’s not really clay soil any longer; it is sandy soil.

Myth: Clay pots are better for houseplants than plastic pots. Clay pots cause the moisture in the soil to evaporate faster than plastic pots. also clay potts are brittle and messy .

this one i just read on a the net ...
Myth: Redheaded gardeners grow hotter chili peppers.
I’m not sure where this one originated, i can put my life on the fact that the colour of your hair has nothing n i mean nothing to do with the quality of the crop you produce.

Myth: yoU should not sit under the banyan tree..in the night...ok i know u guys would have a fair hint where im goin...wait for it...wait for it...
GOSTS sit!!!
this i think would have its roots in the mythological stories of vikram betal...but iv had clients refusing to buy a banyan bonsai cause it would attract spirits from another dimension ...

Myth:Its that past studies have suggested rock,hard rock or heavy metal music seems to have a detrimental effect on plant growth.
this study by some extremely jobless scientist was definately commisioned by my dad . if thats the case my nursery would be a concentration camp for plants.

Myth:Money plant bring prosperity in our home.
I always wondered what people think when they get the money plant ..do you realy think its going to grow you cash instead of leaves?with my hand on my heart i can vouch this is not a myth cause it certainly makes my buisness prosper so plz buy money plants to bring prosperity to "MY" home.As for prosperity for your home im sorry money plants are another fraud that you fell for just like the now super famous "LUCKY BAMBOO".

Growing plants and maintaing a healthy garden is not rocket science but common scense is essential if iv missed out on any points feel free to comment id be more than happy to get back.

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