The Stone Henge

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A circle of rock,
A ring of stone,
And a house of arches,
To call the far Gods home.

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Green Thumb – How to care for Bougainvilleas

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Bougainvilleas are native to South America and was most likely brought to India by the British. Jeanne Baré who disguised herself as a man to join a naval expedition around the globe, was in all likelihood the first European to document them.

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Bougainvilleas are relatively pest-free and easy to care for. They thrive in abundant sunlight and in dry climate. They need to be watered everyday but only if the soil dries out at the end of each day. If winters are particularly harsh where you live, bring them in until the weather improves.

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Organic Manure can be added once in few months to nourish the soil and help the plant flower throughout the year. Bougainvillea also take well to being ‘guided’ to climb trellises or trees even and form a beautiful curtain of vibrant flowers.

Happy Gardening! Let me know if you have any questions?

Haiku – Japanese Poetry

Haiku is a beautiful form of Japanese poetry describing fleeting moments in nature. It’s structure is 17 on separated in lines of 5,7,5 and depicting a season. Haiku is called ‘unfinished’ poetry; The poet paints a true picture of a beautiful moment in nature and the readers are to finish the poem in their hearts.

Here are some examples of famous haiku, hope you enjoy them and someday create your own.

Winter seclusion –
Listening, that evening,
To the rain in the mountain.

– Kobayashi Issa

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From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon-beholders.

– Matsuo Bashō

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Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And persimmons.

– Masaoaka Shiki

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