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.
contact us :9820704069 Email: shaan_lalwani@hotmail.com
or better still
Drop by at: 1 ganga apts ,
irla railway soc(2nd last bungalow lane opp papilon hotel )
mumbai 400056.

Monday, February 27, 2012

FREE Tree Campaign !!!!

Driving round the city iv come across a large number of dead barks of trees paying homage to its once glorious self..iv highlighted the impotence of the BMC in several of my previous article...the tree authority is a sham ...a body that was made to protect trees has committed itself to destroying the last few green lungs that the city has left.Tree Authority of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation gave the green signal to cut 2,000 trees for several infrastructure projects in the city, and transplantation of 2,000 of which i might add 28 survived!
Set up to protect and preserve the city's green cover, the Authority-comprising politicians, bureaucrats and tree experts-has according to environmentalists become more of a mute spectator in its depletion, granting chopping orders without checking whether replanting or transplanting is being followed. Reasons given for the green slaughter range from road-widening to private projects most of them malls,showrooms etc....The BMC Tree Census Says Mumbai’s Green Population Has Doubled From 9.5 Lakh In 1998 To 19 Lakh Now. But What Else Can You Expect, Ask Environmentalists, When Even Weeds And Dead Trees Are Counted And Parameters Are Changed To Inflate Figures

How happy were you when you got to know some fancy clothing brand opened a huge outlet in your vicinity?...did you think it was awesome that an electronic mega store put 1000 plasma tvs on its wall beside your house? but spare a thought for the once majestic green being who held its ground for decades before money hungry cooperates mercilessly poisoned it...! it's a rather sickening feel to look at trees that have turned black shorn of the green. The colour of the wood is weather beaten and there are several of them standing dead scattered all around the city.
Im not one to plant a tree and fee iv done a favor to the world i also aint one who is pro this so called "development" of our country but i find it rather hard to make a difference in this city which seems to have embraced concrete and the color grey with a vengeance trees have been reduced to decorative fluff pieces to decorate this mass of grey we call our city.iv come up with a simple yet effective idea my blog get roughly 350 views a day ....which means 10,000 a month the idea is to give out "FREE TREES" to everyone no holds barred.
Young ,old,student,worker,ruler, et al drop by please each one of you could make a difference think about this...10,000 trees every month 1,20,000 a year! just from this one blog. Iv got a whole bunch of natives to give away share this guys on your Facebook pages ,on your blogs on twitter the more you share the more trees we give ...1 tree for 1 person get your friends get everyone ....as jack black would say lets "stick it to the man" lets show the so called developers that we don't need them to develop out green spaces your free saplings awaits you!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Secret code of flowers: a "Valentine DAY" special

The world wide web is riddled with articles about the meanings of flowers what they symbolize or stand for But did you know that associating certain flowers with different meanings is an age-old art form?The Japanese call it Hanakotoba, and King Charles II brought it to Sweden from Persia in the 17th century.Floriography – a fancy name for the language of flowers – was coined in the Victorian era, and while its original translations may have shifted over time..the notion that through flower symbolism we can express what we want to say.
The Dardar market(Mumbai's whole sale flower market) is massive when it comes to size but there is a limited amount of flower varieties that arrive everyday of which the city gets its color.in one of my earlier articles iv mentioned how filthy yet stunning this market can be and among this vast mass of people on a Monday morning some how i always find myself brainstorming for something or the other.
My Mondays begin at 5 30 am...n no iv never put up a Monday moaning status on Facebook cause i love my work...and what adds to the beauty of Monday is getting flowers not just for my customers but for my lady love...my little girlfriend who is my inspiration,reason and everything iv ever wanted.On a sleepy afternoon back in the day sitting my the Tele and discussing our plans i promised her that if she came back to India id get her flowers every Monday.She stuck to her side of the deal and i love to sick to mine...so after i pick up the work flowers a bunch of special flowers are picked and the smile in the evening not just on her face but even her moms is just worth all of it!
Now she she knows shes dating a horticulturist and the flowers she gets on valentines day has to be better than a bunch of roses and golden rods wrapped in cellophane...and since i have some knowledge of what each flower means i decided to tell her exactly what i felt by way of flowers.....im listing the some of the flowers freely available in the markets of the city what they stand for ::

1)Alstromeria:Resembling a miniature lily, alstroemeria, this flower though a tad bit expensive in India is one of the most beautiful flowers around usually dosent have much of a following but in colors its second to none .Symbolizing friendship and devotion, the alstroemeria’s leaves grow upside down, with the leaf twisting as it grows out from the stem, so that the bottom is facing upwards – much like the twists, turns and growth of love.
2)ACACIA : the mangiums are one of the most popular trees grown along the highways roads etc the easy/fast growing plant has beautiful yellow flowers that signify secret love!
3)Aster: one of the most easily available flowers the purple/pink aster stands for afterthought.stands for memory and remembrance.beautiful garlands of aster are freequenty seen at the markets here in the city.
4)Amaryllis: is a small genus of flowering bulbs grown in abundance in the colder parts of the county .it comes in various colors and quite rightly the flowers stand for pride and beauty .
5)Balsam- or Impatiens is a genus of about 850–1,000 species of flowering plants, widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere and tropics the
a)Red flowers stand for Touch me not
b)yellow flowers true to its name stands for impatiens.

6)Basil : is one of the best insect replant plants and the plants and going by the feeling of the insects towards this flower it stands firmly for the emotion of hatred~!!!

7)Cactus : in the dry of the deserts one plant not just survives it thrives wonderfully...hence its only apt the cactus flower stands for endurance...and the ability to survive.
8)Calla lilly :this has to be one of my fav flowers...its so ...perfect ...the flower stands for Magnificent beauty...and the breath taking colors in their enduring smell stands testimont to this derivation.
9)citrus flowers:these tiny waxy white little numbers are an absolute delight to smell and eat are wonderful to attract butterfly's to your garden but as a gift the flower stands for an Ill-natured beauty, sadness.
10)Carnation : this one of the most poppular flower and are available in a riot of colors.each carnation each color stands for something diffrent:
a)carnationPink: I will never forget you
b)Carnation Purple:Antipathy and Capriciousness
c)Carnation Red:Admiration, my heart aches for you
d)Carnation Striped:No, Sorry, I cannot be with you
e)Carnation White:Pure Love, Sweet Love, Innocence
f)Carnation Yellow:Disdain and Rejection

11)Chrysanthemum:another flower that comes in countless shapes sizes colors...each flower has its own meaning..its own signifance
a)Chrysanthemum, Red:I love you
b)Chrysanthemum, White:Truth
c)Chrysanthemum, Yellow:Slighted Love
12)Clover:the leaves of the plant are in shapes of hearts and nestled beterrn all these hearts a tiny white/purple flower which stands for a proposal...be mine it says!
13)Dahlia:Dahlia’s are spicy flowers, and their meanings range from a sign of warning, to change, to travel, to even a portent of betrayal. The varied symbolic meanings of the dahlia make this flower a wild card. Give to that unique, eclectic person whom you wish to compliment his/her wild side.

14)Dandelion:aah the dandilion one of the first flowers i packed for sarita...the happieness on her face when she blew off the petals sing...the flower stands for Time and Love, Faithfulness, Happiness and sitting here writing this article i couldnt agree with this more

15)Gladiolus:these colorful sticks are every florists best friend ...they add a basic structure to most of the "arrangements" sold by the curb. inexpensive and dramatic these flowers stand for Strength Of Character,sincerity...

16)Hydrangea :a sweet tasting leaf and a huge flower Vanity is just what hyrdangia stands for...its stunning to say the least and these flowers are perfect for people who think are self indulgant or vain!
17)Lotus:Anybody who has ever observed a lotus flower emerging from a murky pond cannot fail to see the beauty of this exquisite plant.The flower always looks so clean and pure against the background of the dirty pond.The flower stands for Mystery and would be given ideally to some1 who is lurking in the murky water
18)Marigold:The symbolic meaning of marigolds is indicated in the name: Mary's Gold. Marigold flowers were "golden gifts" offered to the Virgin Mary by the poor who could not afford to give actual gold. Marigolds were also used in Mary Gardens. Marigolds are symbolic of happiness, passion and creativity. Marigolds are also known as the "Herb of the Sun.
19)Oleander: All parts of the plants are poisonous. So is the smoke from burning oleander wood and honey from oleander nectar. One leaf of oleander can kill the cow or horse that eats it. oleander again has a very dark meaning though the flowers are beautiful the flowers are poisonous it basically signifies falseness fakenes and shallowness.
20)Orchid: With an astounding number of varieties, orchids are known for their delicate beauty and exotic character it stand for Magnificence. the meanings of orchids include love, beauty, luxury, and strength.but also has dark undertones to it .as in some cultures orchids signify the passing over and death.
21)Petunia:he flowers are saucer shaped or trumpet like according to the many varieties of petunia. The colours are bright and vivacious full of life and vigour in shades of pink, ruby, purple, white and yellow sometimes striped or veined.the deep bright colourss also suggestive of a negitative emotions like Anger and Resentment.
a)Red Roses: A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. Red roses convey deep emotions
b)White Roses: White is the color of purity, chastity and innocence.
c)Yellow Roses: Yellow roses are an expression of exuberance. Yellow roses evoke sunny feelings of joy, warmth and welcome. They are symbols of friendship and caring
d)Pink Roses: There are a lot of variations of the pink rose. Over all, pink roses are used to convey gentle emotions such as admiration, joy and gratitude.
e)Orange Roses: While a yellow rose reminds us of the sun, an orange rose reminds us of a fiery blaze. These fiery blooms signify passion and energy
f)Mixed Roses: By mixing rose blooms of different colors purposefully, you can create a bouquet of emotions I don't know what my feelings are yet but I sure do like you enough to send you roses.

23)Tiger Lily: bears large, fiery orange flowers covered by spots. Tiger Lily flower essence helps in suppressing aggressive tendencies in individuals and helps in holistic healing. The name ‘tiger’ probably refers to the spots on the petals.The Tiger Lily stands for wealth and prosperity.

24)Tulip: Although different tulip colors carry distinct meanings - a)yellow tulips symbolizing cheerful thoughts,b) white conveying forgiveness and c)purple representing royalty the d)orange flower is also a symbol of The Perfect Lover d)Red tulips: Declaration of love e)variegated tulips:Beautiful eyes

25)Zinnia: The large, showy flowers of various colours symbolise different human emotions, generally fond (a)remembrance of absent friends.b) A magenta zinnia shows lasting affection for one’s beloved, c)while a bright scarlet zinnia is a sign of devotion. d)The white flower suggests goodness of heart and mind and a yellow zinnia personifies daily remembrance of a loved one. A bouquet of mixed zinnia shows concern and thoughts of absent friends, remembering fond moments and bygone days of happiness. It is a small token of nature with varied meaning underlying its bright colour surfaces.

So if you noticed every flower has been neatly arranged alphabetically each sub group has been lettered neatly...for good reason....what i need you to do is make your self a little code an online bouquet of sorts ...think of the 1 you like/dislike/hate/loathe/miss.....any thing for any1,,,,make your code min 3 flowers max 10 and if my valentine likes it...i send them that exact bunch of flowers..... my code is : 1,7,8,10a,10e,11a,14,22a,24d,25d