Being close to nature does cast a spell on you and turns your life into a magical tale that centers around an enchanted garden. One such story is of Hina Jaffar Rizvi that will surely leave you spellbound. ‘’ When I first came to England, after getting married six years back, I started gardening mostly because it was what everyone here seemed to be doing’’ shares Hina. ‘’ We had two small gardens at home. I started doing the basic garden
Back in 2014, I was visiting Iraq and saw a mystical olive tree growing in Karbala and wished I could take one back to Karachi. Our hotel manager, Hummam, was the only local who could speak and understand English. Hummam was a third year student at a university in Mosul and one of the lucky residents who managed to escape from there when ISIS took over. I asked this kid to guide me to nurseries where I can get olive tree from.
Picking up golden colored vegetables from the garden feels like harvesting my very own sunshine. Happiness, joy, cheerfulness and brightness fills my heart when I see the color yellow in my garden. Its warmth can turn any dull moment in to a vibrant one. Although, nature produces a diverse range of food for us but, unfortunately, we are familiar with so little. This month I am harvesting loads of home-grown organic vegetables and herbs and I started noticing that my own small rooftop
March is that time of the year when I enjoy the fruits from seeds that I started in winters. The joy is doubled when I look around in my garden and find most diverse heirloom vegetables and herbs. What makes container gardening so thrilling each year is the endless variety of vegetables that you can chose from.