We all eat lies when our hearts are hungry

Sometimes it took all your energy to publish a post…

Attitudes are changing everyday. Rather than be uncomfortable, I’m trying to be optimistic.

Sometimes it took all your energy to publish a post when so much unrealistic is going on in your real nonfictional life.

We all eat lies when our hearts are hungry.

That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with all the wrong things of this life. You use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever.

The wildfires are turning the sky red where I am living. And when Kafka said, “I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it,” I felt a deep sorrow in me. In my memory, it doesn’t end.

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

Alexander Den Heijer

Why I like Petunias?

 It’s been a while since I post anything and I have to start writing again. Thinking of what to write, I look around my surroundings and find these attractive trumpet shaped flowers which are known for their vibrant colours and delicate petals.
The reason why I like petunias revolves around the fact that they do best in the full sun and repeatedly bloom throughout the summer. And this fact made them the most reliable plants in my lawn for spring and summer season. They are ornamental flowers and can be used in flower beds, hanging baskets and in vases etc. 




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Few Flowers

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures
and some books, I live without envy.
– Lope de Vega

Flowers for all seasons

Today’s Quote:
“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.”
– Edna St. Vincent Millay


Happy Little Flower – The Pansy

This little happy looking garden pansies are grown in winter season. But it appears that spring has already arrived in my home garden. With other seasonal flowers, I can see them taking prominent place in the garden.

The pansy is a perennial that is mostly grown as an annual plant.

A close look at this flower tells you that it resembles like a human face. And this is a reason why name Pansy is derived from the French word pensée meaning “thought”, or “remembrance”.

The pansy flower has two top petals overlapping slightly, two side petals, beards where the three lower petals join the center of the flower, and a single bottom petal with a slight indentation.

These vibrant colour flowers are easy to grow and provide a burst of colour in your home.

Its scientific name is Viola x wittrockiana. The pansy is linked forever to the viola, its ancestor and this is a reason why these two names are often interchangeable. Viola is a large genus containing 500 species.

The hardy but delicate viola was cultivated by the Greeks for herbal medicinal use and much later inspired William Shakespeare to write of romance.

Uses of Pansies

Both the leaves and flowers of pansies and violas are edible and high in vitamins A and C.

The flowers impart a strong flavor and have been used to make syrup, flavored honey and salads. Both the leaves and flowers can be used as a garnish, such as on cold fruit or cream soups. The flowers are also useful as a dye.

All Photographs by me from my home garden in Multan.

Justicia adhatoda

It is a beautiful looking plant and mostly used in gardens as an ornamental plant but it is also very important plant used as a folk medicine throughout Pakistan.

Justicia adhatoda is a medicinal plant native to Asia. It is abundantly found in Pothohar region of Pakistan.

It is historically used for hundreds of years in Ayurvadic and Unani medicines as an important herb.It is used traditionally for cough, asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis.

It is said to be the Provincial flower of the Punjab Province.
Its common names are Adhatoda and Malbur Nut.

It leaves are very important. Juice of leaves is used in rheumatism and fevers. Leaves are used in chest
diseases, pneumonia, asthma and tuberculosis. Leaves are used to reduce the swelling.

Justicia adhatoda is also usually used as abortifacient to control birth rate in initial stages of Pregnancy.

All photographs are taken by me from my home garden in Multan.

References:
My searches are from Wikkipedia about provincial flower of the Punjab.

Ayurvada Recipes

Medics Help