Clarity is orgasmic. Here it happened when The Purple Frog got to know that its cherry tomatoes are going to procreate sometime in April and they won’t even die before that. They will flourish this winter and breed once the weather starts to become warmer. They are flourishing, indeed.
This clarity was given by Sriram of My Sunny Balcony and he assures and reassures many amateur gardeners every day.
Because that’s what he and his three partners, Reena, Shailesh and Athreya (all very young) have vowed to give back to Bangalore…its gardening culture.
What do they do at My Sunny Balcony
They set up green corners. In the lil lil balconies of Bangalore and in many bigger spaces too. They get everything made from the local craftsmen and design-wise the idea is to take a break from the traditional bells and gods and that done-to-death pure Indian ethnic outdoor décor.
That resonates with The Purple Frog.
End-to-End Gardening Solutions
That’s some jargon…in your face you Dilberts. Lol
MSB gives a long plant care manual along with all this. Yet, when the plants die in the hands of newbies, Sriram again assures, some plants will always die even in the hands of experts.
So what to do?
Turn this wow-sounding, glamorous interest into a real passion. Accept its murk and get your hands dirty and do it and do it and do it again and again in different ways. And someday when you will look back, you will notice, you’ve come a long way : )
MSB travels. They have an online store, shops, Facebook presence and everything else that makes them approachable. So reach them.
It’s not landscaping with highly evolved decorators where you need to plan out of life savings. It’s not even a hire-a-Maali and paint-your-pots kind of incomplete experience.
The Purple Frog Verdict
It’s personal. It’s raw enough for personalisation too. You can imagine, go through books, mix and match, call MSB, dirty your own hands and rightfully claim Made-It-Myself : )
There is a very interesting, kinda scientific DIY Self-Watering Pot, the steps for which have been shared by My Sunny Balcony. It is apt for frequently traveling gardeners and even has decoupage to it. So watch this space for that.
Thing This Week
Chalkboard paint made with black acrylic colour and grout (desi choona…lol). Painted it over an empty pot. Sriram insists that people must learn to grow their own food. Mumbai is great for spinach, he tells.
The Purple Frog is second only to Popeye in its love for spinach. Mint is first love. So this pot here has a fragrant, minty future.